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SB-1242 DEAD; No Tax Incentives This Year

March 1, 2013

I sincerely wish I had better news, but the window of opportunity we had to get some traction on passing the Multimedia Production Tax Incentive bill, SB-1242, has closed. The hard work to try and stay one step ahead of the opposition was successful, but with every new approach we used, there was an equal effort to close doors we had already opened. The current legislative leaders were generally not supportive of our cause, so it became painfully evident that we are trying to push a bill that had little chance of success.
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SB1242 - Multimedia Production; Tax Incentives

February 1, 2013

The 2013 version of the Multimedia Production Tax Incentive Bill was introduced in the Senate on January 29. It was assigned to the Commerce, Finance and Rules Committees, and passed through Commerce on February 13 with a minor amendment. The next step is for the Bill to be heard in the Senate Finance Committee, but it has not yet been placed on that committee's agenda.
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2013 Arizona Production Guide

February 1, 2013

Mass mailing of the 2013 issue of the Guide is scheduled to begin on February 21. Since the post office changed regulations for mailings in addition to raising postage at the end of January, we're just waiting on the mailing house to get confirmation from the post office of how we need to do the mailing this year. Members who were not at the Annual Meeting will receive their copies as part of the mass mailing.
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Annual Meeting Recap

January 28, 2013

The Annual Membership Meeting was held on Thursday, January 24, at Cox Media in North Phoenix. A big THANK YOU to our host for the use of their facility and a tour following the meeting. Upon arriving, members were able to pick up their copies of the 2013 Arizona Production Guide. Great BBQ was provided by Famous Dave's. Guests included Phil Bradstock of the Phoenix Film Office and Barry Aarons, the Lead Lobbyist for this year's tax incentive bill.
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October 30, 2013

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