Let’s talk about the so-called Texas Moving Image Industry Incentives Program…

I haven’t read the announcement, but having seen it posted on Facebook, I am writing the following FWIW!

Texas so-called Legislators have just slashed $63 MILLION from our already severely under-funded Texas Moving Image Industry Incentives Program!!!!!!!!!!!!

Back to watching all the planes fly right over TX to LA, GA, FL, SC, etc. Watch all our millions and millions of potential dollars go right on by to states who have brains in the legislatures! Obviously, TX doesn’t. SHAME ON YOU, LEGISLATORS! YOU’VE POSSIBLY RUINED AN ENTIRE MONEY-MAKING AND TAX-PAYING INDUSTRY IN ONE SWIFT MOVE.

We have all worked like demons to create and maintain a thriving film, TV and commercial industry here employing thousands and thousands of people despite the lack of competitive incentives allowed by other states, and yet filling the coffers of cities throughout TX with money from film crews, actors, fees, taxes, hotels, restaurants, rental cars, rental equipment, dry cleaners, ice suppliers, motels, diners, transportation, tourism, souvenirs and on and on…

LET’S GET EVEN AND VOTE THEM ALL OUT IN THE NEXT ELECTION!!! ALL OF THEM! OUT!

IF I SOUND FURIOUS, IT IS BECAUSE I AM!!!!!!!!!!!

Please feel free to post this anywhere you can.

And, let’s put our money where our mouths are. If you would like to be a part of a grass-roots organization to OUST all Legislators who voted for this devastating piece of legislation, please send me your name and email address. I will be happy to organize a list of all interested parties, organize a meeting to see with whom we should work and get the ball rolling in order to be most effective. There are a lot of very intelligent people out there who know how to do this. We need you to help us!

Please email: donise@acastingplace.net

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Thanks to all of you who have been kind enough to write about the monthly column. And, as always, thanks to Dan Eggleston for his approval in doing this and posting it to his various sites.

Let me know if you have any specific questions you’d like answered.

And remember, I am expressing my opinion only, not that of any other CD. Also, always keep in mind, that your agent has the final word on everything pertaining to your career, so listen to him/her!

Happy Father’s Day! Happy Flag Day! Happy 1st day of Summer!

Hope to see all of you on Wednesday, June 10th at the Network Austin Mixer! Come early! Stay late! PLEASE CARPOOL! For more information visit www.networkaustinmixer.com

Donise L. Hardy, CSA
© June 1, 2015
donise@acastingplace.net
www.acastingplace.net

Posted by: Donise Hardy on June 1, 2015 @ 7:15 pm
Filed under: For What It's Worth

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