Saturday, December 18, 2010

Re: [MISP] Thank you New Mexico

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Doug -

I fully agree. Thanks for the thoughts.

Alton

On 12/17/10 9:42 PM, Doug Bocaz-Larson wrote:
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> We had a couple of great meetings the last two days and it is wonderful to
> see so much support for the industry. Not just film, but computing,
> technology and even video games.
>
> A couple key issues jumped out at me:
>
> 1) The industry is one of the fasting growing in our state, if not the
> only one showing growth over the last eight years. Even though New
> Mexico is one of the top film producing states we only have 2% of that
> market. Imagine how much more we could grow.
>
> 2) Incentives need to include the video game industry which is much bigger
> than the film industry world wide.
>
> 3) Smaller New Mexico based productions/companies needs to be given
> additional incentives/support - these are the future and what will sustain
> us
>
> 4) While I agree that we need to unite and be heard by our state
> government, we also need to reach out to the tax payers. THANK YOU NEW
> MEXICO! is what we need to say. We need to thank the people for
> supporting the industry. Intel is an example of a company that reaches
> out to their community, helps the schools and gets involved with the
> people. We need to show regular people, not just our state government,
> that the industry is here to stay and wants to make everyone a part of it.
> Get a celebrity on a billboard with a local New Mexican who has benefited
> from an industry job and say THANK YOU NEW MEXICO! Make it more than
> business or politics. Make it part of who we are in New Mexico. We are
> storytellers for the world.
>
> Sorry... just had to rant. It was a good couple of days. Thanks
> everyone. Keep up the good work. We appreciate all the film industry
> does for us.
>
> See ya,
> Doug Bocaz-Larson

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