The Future Of NC Film Incentives

Jun 25, 2014

Iron Man 3 was filmed in North Carolina.
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Film and television production companies in North Carolina currently receive tax refunds of 25 percent if they spend $250,000 or more. The incentives expire at the end of the year unless the General Assembly reinstates them in the budget. Critics say the incentives are too high given a number of permanent jobs the industry creates. But a report commissioned by industry players shows the state receives a positive return on its entertainment investment. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Carol Motsinger, Asheville Citizen-Times reporter and Jorge Valencia, WUNC Capitol reporter.