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A Changing of the Guard (2016 edition)

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Thursday night’s Arizona Film & Media Coalition board meeting marked the end of our 2015-2016 cycle, and the start of our 2016-2017 cycle. This is the time when we assess the results of our efforts of the previous 12 months and we look forward to the challenges before us. It’s not the intent of this […]

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Meeting With Indies, Generating New Ideas

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On December 8th, I was invited to the AZ TABLE meeting chaired by Jon Bonnell. This is a meeting of indie filmmakers whose primary purpose is to help each other advance their careers and passions by leveraging the broad range of talents of the participating individuals. Jon accommodated my request to speak with the group […]

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Let’s Hit The Ground Running!

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[This board member blog is by Joe Gruberman, representing the interests of independent filmmakers on the Arizona Film & Media Coalition (AFMC). Any viewpoints expressed in this blog are expressed by the blogger as an individual and may or may not be the viewpoints of the AFMC Board as a whole.]   My summarized notes on […]

Find your Representatives

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Here is a link to find your representatives in the House and Senate: http://azredistricting.org/districtlocator/ Districts shifted and and there was an election since last year’s session, so yours may have changed. Please look up this information now so when the bill goes for a full vote, you’ll know who you need to write and call […]

MPAA commissions study on State Tax Incentives – Backstage Article

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Study Shows Benefits of State Tax Incentives for Film Productions By Daniel Lehman http://www.backstage.com/bso/content_display/news-and-features/e3i62e67c52e80884ce0dde7f652c715582 According to the results of an MPAA-commissioned study that was released by accounting firm Ernst & Young today, state tax incentive programs that encourage film production are beneficial to both state and local economies. The complete Ernst & Young study here. […]