Can MTV Sue New Jersey For Nixing 'Jersey Shore' Tax Credit? (Analysis)

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) Why Governor Christie would like nothing better than if MTV sued over $420,00 worth of production incentives read more.

Georgia Production Incentives, "Hustle & Flow" on AICN

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LEGAL INSIGHTS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND MULTIMEDIA May 12, 2005 In this newsletter: GEORGIA ADOPTS PRODUCTION INCENTIVES The governor of Georgia has signed the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act. Production companies investing at least $500,000 in services, materials and labor for a project in Georgia will receive a 9% base tax credit applied to their total investment. An additional 3% incentive is available for filming in an economically disadvantaged county.

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Georgia Production Incentives, "Hustle & Flow" on AICN

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LEGAL INSIGHTS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND MULTIMEDIA May 12, 2005 In this newsletter: GEORGIA ADOPTS PRODUCTION INCENTIVES The governor of Georgia has signed the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act. Production companies investing at least $500,000 in services, materials and labor for a project in Georgia will receive a 9% base tax credit applied to their total investment. An additional 3% incentive is available for filming in an economically disadvantaged county.

CROWDFUNDING FOR FILMMAKERS, RAISE A MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE INTERNET

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Most promising for indie filmmakers, the JOBS Act contains provisions that for the first time will allow internet crowdfunding for the production of films. Moreover, about 40 states now offer production incentives, enabling producers to stretch their funding. However, if a film is financed by a crowd, one starts with a community backing the project, and each member has an incentive to spread the word about the film.

JUST PUBLISHED! 2ND EDITION RISKY BUSINESS

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COLLABORATIONS AND CO-PRODUCTIONS International Co-Productions Production Incentives Contract: Co-Production Agreement Contract: Distributor Sales Agency Agreement 3. UPDATED AND REVISED $26.95 CONTENTS FILMMAKER SELF-DEFENSE CHECKLIST 1.

Mark Litwak to Lecture at University of HAWAII

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The two day event will cover such topics as international co-productions, subsidies, and production incentives; distribution channels; how soon is too soon to promote or market a film; and the future of film financing. May23, 2003 In this newsletter: Hollywood Finance and Distribution Market AT DOUBLETREE HOTEL, JULY 19–20 Want to know how industry insiders approach financing and distribution?

Mark Litwak to Lecture at University of HAWAII

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The two day event will cover such topics as international co-productions, subsidies, and production incentives; distribution channels; how soon is too soon to promote or market a film; and the future of film financing. May23, 2003 In this newsletter: Hollywood Finance and Distribution Market AT DOUBLETREE HOTEL, JULY 19–20 Want to know how industry insiders approach financing and distribution?

WHAM-O GETS SLAMMED, JUDGE DENIES TRO AGAINST PARAMOUNT

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May 6, 2004 In this newsletter: PRODUCTION ARTICLE ON INCENTIVES IN MAY ISSUE OF LOS ANGELES LAWYER Mark's article on international film production incentives is running in the May 2004 edition of "Los Angeles Lawyer" magazine. Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School," which began production this week. The product's manufacturer, Wham-O Inc.,

WHAM-O GETS SLAMMED, JUDGE DENIES TRO AGAINST PARAMOUNT

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May 6, 2004 In this newsletter: PRODUCTION ARTICLE ON INCENTIVES IN MAY ISSUE OF LOS ANGELES LAWYER Mark's article on international film production incentives is running in the May 2004 edition of "Los Angeles Lawyer" magazine. Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School," which began production this week. The product's manufacturer, Wham-O Inc.,

MARK'S NEWEST BOOK, "RISKY BUSINESS," ABOUT TO BE PUBLISHED

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April 7, 2004 In this newsletter: MARK'S NEWEST BOOK, "RISKY BUSINESS," ABOUT TO BE PUBLISHED "Risky Business" is the comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide to setting up an independent production project.

MARK'S NEWEST BOOK, "RISKY BUSINESS," ABOUT TO BE PUBLISHED

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April 7, 2004 In this newsletter: MARK'S NEWEST BOOK, "RISKY BUSINESS," ABOUT TO BE PUBLISHED "Risky Business" is the comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide to setting up an independent production project.

Film Updates; British Columbia Incentives

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BRITISH COLUMBIA ROLLS OUT NEW INCENTIVES In response to the new TV and film production incentives announced by Ontario and Quebec provinces, British Columbia has introduced legislation to step up its own tax incentive plan. The new incentives, which will be introduced to the provincial legislature in February, will increase the foreign production service tax credit to 18 percent, and raise the domestic tax credit to 30 percent.If

Film Updates; British Columbia Incentives

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BRITISH COLUMBIA ROLLS OUT NEW INCENTIVES In response to the new TV and film production incentives announced by Ontario and Quebec provinces, British Columbia has introduced legislation to step up its own tax incentive plan. The new incentives, which will be introduced to the provincial legislature in February, will increase the foreign production service tax credit to 18 percent, and raise the domestic tax credit to 30 percent.If

Kiss-and-tell eliminates rights of publicity and privacy

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The two-day event will cover such topics as international co-productions, subsidies, and production incentives; distribution channels; how soon is too soon to promote or market a film; and the future of film financing. Marina Grasic, IFG; Judith Jecmen, MGM; Chris Libby, mPRm; Steve Lustgarten, Leo Home Video; Doug Mankoff, Echo Lake Productions; John Manulis, Visionbox Pictures; Sandra J.

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The two-day event will cover such topics as international co-productions, subsidies, and production incentives; distribution channels; how soon is too soon to promote or market a film; and the future of film financing. Marina Grasic, IFG; Judith Jecmen, MGM; Chris Libby, mPRm; Steve Lustgarten, Leo Home Video; Doug Mankoff, Echo Lake Productions; John Manulis, Visionbox Pictures; Sandra J. In this newsletter: kiss-and-tell eliminates rights of publicity and privacy.

Kiss-and-tell eliminates rights of publicity and privacy

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The two-day event will cover such topics as international co-productions, subsidies, and production incentives; distribution channels; how soon is too soon to promote or market a film; and the future of film financing. Marina Grasic, IFG; Judith Jecmen, MGM; Chris Libby, mPRm; Steve Lustgarten, Leo Home Video; Doug Mankoff, Echo Lake Productions; John Manulis, Visionbox Pictures; Sandra J.

Court decision puts IMPLIED-IN-FACT CONTRACTS under scrutiny

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The two-day event will cover such topics as international co-productions, subsidies, and production incentives; distribution channels; how soon is too soon to promote or market a film; and the future of film financing. The production company gets in touch with a corporation rep to discuss the idea. Such was the case when animation company Gunther-Wahl Productions accused Mattel of stealing its ideas for a line of girls' toys after Mattel invited Gunther-Wahl to pitch.

Court decision puts IMPLIED-IN-FACT CONTRACTS under scrutiny

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The two-day event will cover such topics as international co-productions, subsidies, and production incentives; distribution channels; how soon is too soon to promote or market a film; and the future of film financing. The production company gets in touch with a corporation rep to discuss the idea. Such was the case when animation company Gunther-Wahl Productions accused Mattel of stealing its ideas for a line of girls' toys after Mattel invited Gunther-Wahl to pitch.

Small distributor triumphs over 20th century fox in court

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The two day event will cover such topics as international co-productions, subsidies, and production incentives; distribution channels; how soon is too soon to promote or market a film; and the future of film financing. Writing for the Court, Justice Antonin Scalia determined that "origin of goods" referred to the producer of a tangible product sold in the marketplace.

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Small distributor triumphs over 20th century fox in court

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The two day event will cover such topics as international co-productions, subsidies, and production incentives; distribution channels; how soon is too soon to promote or market a film; and the future of film financing. Writing for the Court, Justice Antonin Scalia determined that "origin of goods" referred to the producer of a tangible product sold in the marketplace.

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SOUTH CENTRAL FARM DOCUMENTARY SEEKS COMPLETION FUNDS

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Laffey, President of Echo Mountain Productions on the completion of principal photography on her new documentary South Central Farm which tells the heartbreaking true story of the plight of a community of poor urban farmers and their supporters in South Central Los Angeles. Donations over $200 that donors wish to be tax deductible can be mad payable to IDA and sent to Echo Mountain Productions for forwarding to IDA. Congratulations to our client, Sheila A.

SOUTH CENTRAL FARM DOCUMENTARY SEEKS COMPLETION FUNDS

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Laffey, President of Echo Mountain Productions on the completion of principal photography on her new documentary South Central Farm which tells the heartbreaking true story of the plight of a community of poor urban farmers and their supporters in South Central Los Angeles. Donations over $200 that donors wish to be tax deductible can be mad payable to IDA and sent to Echo Mountain Productions for forwarding to IDA. Congratulations to our client, Sheila A.

UPDATED STATE INCENTIVE INFORMATION

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Here is an update of state incentive information which is listed on our website at: [link] UPDATED 01/03/2008 ALABAMA Incentive information: [link] Film office: [link] Linda Swann, Film Office Director Alabama Center for Commerce 401 Adams Avenue Suite 616 Montgomery, AL 36104 Phone: 334-242-4195 or 334-353-0221 Fax: 334-242-2077 Email: film.office@ado.alabama.gov Incentives: There are no incentives available in Alabama. There is no sales tax on productions services.

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UPDATED STATE INCENTIVE INFORMATION

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Here is an update of state incentive information which is listed on our website at: [link] UPDATED 01/03/2008 ALABAMA Incentive information: [link] Film office: [link] Linda Swann, Film Office Director Alabama Center for Commerce 401 Adams Avenue Suite 616 Montgomery, AL 36104 Phone: 334-242-4195 or 334-353-0221 Fax: 334-242-2077 Email: film.office@ado.alabama.gov Incentives: There are no incentives available in Alabama. There is no sales tax on productions services.

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