Thursday, December 30, 2010

Re: [MISP] Legislator wants to get rid of incentive

Elizabeth,

I agree with Lisa. The state becomes more attractive to filmmakers with an incentive. I for one have been working here for the past year developing the post production sound aspect of things.

 I'm a foley artist originally form Los Angeles and know for a fact that filmmakers are looking for these tax breaks. If I didn't believe it was a worthwhile venture I wouldn't be in the midst of building a second stage.
 Yes NM could still get SOME work but if the rebate stays intact I feel the best is yet to come.

Hollywood is slowly migrating to places like this in order to keep functioning with class, perhaps a little more humanity and of course profitability.
I sure hope someone is listening.

Ellen Heuer


On Dec 28, 2010, at 6:06 PM, Elizabeth Gaylynn Baker wrote:

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On Dec 28, 2010, at 9:12 AM, Dirk Norris wrote:

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For the last three years Kintigh has proposed an elimination of the tax incentive. And he only talks about the money going out. He seems to refuse to acknowledge the benefits of the incentive and how much money is brought into the state. And I don't know from what authority he speaks when he says the movies will continue to come to this state without the incentives.
 

From: NM Media Discussion List [mailto:MISP-L@unm.edu] On Behalf Of Reede, Robyn, HSD
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 8:46 AM
To: MISP-L@LIST.UNM.EDU
Subject: [MISP] Legislator wants to get rid of incentive
 
 
This was on Channel 13 news last night
 
NM Film tax breaks to be cut?

Legislator wants to get rid of incentive

Updated: Monday, 27 Dec 2010, 10:19 PM MST
Published : Monday, 27 Dec 2010, 10:19 PM MST

·         Reporter: Alex Tomlin

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) - There's been talk and debate about doing away with the tax breaks used to lure Hollywood to New Mexico.

Now the move to get rid of them is officially underway.

Supporters of the tax breaks said getting rid of them will cost the state a lot more money than it will save.

Officials said New Mexico is holding its own in the film world with major movies like 'True Grit' being shot here.

But, one lawmaker said it's costing taxpayers millions we can't afford right now.

State Representative Dennis Kintigh said, "In this time of critical need we can't afford it. We have people being laid off we have people being furloughed, services are being cut while 10's of millions of dollars go to rich Hollywood millionaires."

Kintigh has written a bill that would ax the film industry tax credit.

For every 100 dollars a film shooting in New Mexico pays in taxes, the production company gets 25 dollars back from the state.

"Over the last two years 135 million dollars have flowed out of the public treasury into the pockets of these film companies," Kintigh said.

The State Film Office said critics are looking at it all wrong.

"We have to stop talking about just the money that goes out and look at the full equation, which is the money that comes back in," Lisa Stout with the film office said.

Strout said production companies hire New Mexicans to run sets, rent local hotel rooms, 
and eat at local restaurants.

Stout said if the state cuts off the tax incentive now, "We are actually going to lose 10's of millions of dollars in the next year."

Strout said it's plain and simple, just look at Arizona. Next week the state will no longer give film tax credits.

"We have already had two different inquiries about coming to New Mexico because even though the script takes place in Arizona, that is not a possibility because they do not have a film tax credit,"Stout said.

She said films will move on to one of the 43 other states offering incentives if New Mexico takes the offer off the table.

But, Kintigh said he thinks the industry can survive here without the cash back reward.

"I don't think we are going to miss out on any money, we are going to make money, we are going to stop the bleeding from the state treasury," Kintigh.

Other state representatives have said they would like to scale back the film industry incentives, but still support offering something to get movies to keep rolling in New Mexico.

The studio behind the avengers just announced it's chosen New Mexico to shoot the blockbuster.

Nearly every state in the country was vying for the highly anticipated acti

 
 
 
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

[MISP] Call for help

Am looking for someone in Santa Fe who is a whiz on reading and understanding the
reports about the film incentives, pro and con, and the house and senate bills.
Have the reports but need an interpreter.

If anyone will undertake this, please call me at 505-920-2015,
Would require about an hour. It's for someone I work for, and I would go with you. 

Thanks, everyone.

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[MISP] Delayed 3-D film studio shoots for 2011 in Railyard

Delayed 3-D film studio shoots for 2011 in Railyard

Julie Ann Grimm | The New Mexican
Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2010
- 12/28/10

 

Development of a film-production studio at the Santa Fe Railyard will take longer than anticipated, but it is still in the pipeline, organizers said this week.

Masque Entertainment announced this summer that it plans to lease part of the city-owned site to erect offices and a 17,000-square-foot building for technical production of sound, special effects and other digital mixing.

The deal came as city property managers discovered that Artyard, a development partnership that originally leased the site, was in financial trouble.

Although city officials approved a change in subleases to allow Masque to use the parcel instead, and various committees signed off on designs and zoning for the project, the California production company still lacks a formal lease on the site.

Richard Czoski, director of the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corp. — a nonprofit that acts as the city's land manager — said the project hit a snag because of liens filed by Artyard creditors.

Liens typically "cast a wide net" so that creditors can try to get a settlement, but since the Railyard Corporation didn't enter into a contract with the creditors and because of other factors, the land managers have filed a countersuit that they hope will clear the cloud on the leasehold.

"I believe we can resolve the lien issues and proceed with the Masque leases after the first of the year," Czoski said. "We are still very confident that Masque Entertainment Studios will be joining us as a tenant in the Railyard. ... We feel we can ameliorate the situation."

Masque owner Steve Perry said in June that he expected the studio building would be nearly complete this winter. He now says construction could start in late February.

"Our intention is that we want to be open this summer," he said. "We are just flying through on finishing construction drawings. Now we've got some big buildings to build."

Some delays occurred because of public hearings and other city approval processes, but the project is on track now, he said.

As construction begins, Perry said, the company will hire 80 employees and train them to work in a production division that converts standard 2-D movies into 3-D. By late summer, he said, 100 to 150 people should be working in the new facility.

According to records filed with the Santa Fe County Clerk's Office, Artyard and its principals, Don Wiviott and Mitch Davenport, are on the hook to Praxis Architects for about $811,000 in unpaid fees for design work on a building proposed for the property and two other tracts they had intended to develop.

Another lien, for about $40,000, was also filed against the project by an Arizona air-conditioning supplier but has since been released. Dahl, a plumbing supplier, filed a lien in October alleging it was owed $19,400 in unpaid supply bills. Also, a lien for about $2,300 was filed in 2008 by an equipment-rental firm. No records reflect release from those actions.

Artyard entered receivership last month while foreclosure proceedings from Century Bank commenced. A report from the court-appointed receiver filed in state District Court indicates that commercial and residential tenants in an existing building at the Railyard are still paying rent, although many received discounts this fall because of the unfinished nature of the project. Attorneys are set to take depositions in the case next month.

The city purchased the 50-acre Santa Fe Railyard in 1995, and then adopted a master plan for its redevelopment based on a public-private partnership model. Developers and tenants lease land, the revenues from which are intended to repay the debt incurred by the city for the Railyard purchase as well as maintain spaces considered as public assets.

 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Re: [MISP] Legislator wants to get rid of incentive

reports channeled from Pleiades


On 12/28/2010 7:10 PM, Elizabeth Gaylynn Baker wrote:
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Does anyone have any idea what reports, if any,  Kintigh is refering to?






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Re: [MISP] Legislator wants to get rid of incentive

Does anyone have any idea what reports, if any,  Kintigh is refering to?






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Spirit Productions 
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Re: [MISP] Legislator wants to get rid of incentive


On Dec 28, 2010, at 9:12 AM, Dirk Norris wrote:

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For the last three years Kintigh has proposed an elimination of the tax incentive. And he only talks about the money going out. He seems to refuse to acknowledge the benefits of the incentive and how much money is brought into the state. And I don't know from what authority he speaks when he says the movies will continue to come to this state without the incentives.
 

From: NM Media Discussion List [mailto:MISP-L@unm.edu] On Behalf Of Reede, Robyn, HSD
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 8:46 AM
To: MISP-L@LIST.UNM.EDU
Subject: [MISP] Legislator wants to get rid of incentive
 
 
This was on Channel 13 news last night
 
NM Film tax breaks to be cut?

Legislator wants to get rid of incentive

Updated: Monday, 27 Dec 2010, 10:19 PM MST
Published : Monday, 27 Dec 2010, 10:19 PM MST

·         Reporter: Alex Tomlin

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) - There's been talk and debate about doing away with the tax breaks used to lure Hollywood to New Mexico.

Now the move to get rid of them is officially underway.

Supporters of the tax breaks said getting rid of them will cost the state a lot more money than it will save.

Officials said New Mexico is holding its own in the film world with major movies like 'True Grit' being shot here.

But, one lawmaker said it's costing taxpayers millions we can't afford right now.

State Representative Dennis Kintigh said, "In this time of critical need we can't afford it. We have people being laid off we have people being furloughed, services are being cut while 10's of millions of dollars go to rich Hollywood millionaires."

Kintigh has written a bill that would ax the film industry tax credit.

For every 100 dollars a film shooting in New Mexico pays in taxes, the production company gets 25 dollars back from the state.

"Over the last two years 135 million dollars have flowed out of the public treasury into the pockets of these film companies," Kintigh said.

The State Film Office said critics are looking at it all wrong.

"We have to stop talking about just the money that goes out and look at the full equation, which is the money that comes back in," Lisa Stout with the film office said.

Strout said production companies hire New Mexicans to run sets, rent local hotel rooms, 
and eat at local restaurants.

Stout said if the state cuts off the tax incentive now, "We are actually going to lose 10's of millions of dollars in the next year."

Strout said it's plain and simple, just look at Arizona. Next week the state will no longer give film tax credits.

"We have already had two different inquiries about coming to New Mexico because even though the script takes place in Arizona, that is not a possibility because they do not have a film tax credit,"Stout said.

She said films will move on to one of the 43 other states offering incentives if New Mexico takes the offer off the table.

But, Kintigh said he thinks the industry can survive here without the cash back reward.

"I don't think we are going to miss out on any money, we are going to make money, we are going to stop the bleeding from the state treasury," Kintigh.

Other state representatives have said they would like to scale back the film industry incentives, but still support offering something to get movies to keep rolling in New Mexico.

The studio behind the avengers just announced it's chosen New Mexico to shoot the blockbuster.

Nearly every state in the country was vying for the highly anticipated acti

 
 
 
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The Full Service Production Company
505-216-5140
505-920-2015 c






[MISP] app writer

Albuquerque non-profit is looking for an app writer/designer. Please email to
vjliberatori@yahoo.com with resume and work sample or list of references.
Deadline 12/31/2010.