FACT CHECK: MAYOR SLY'S KANSAS CITY MOVIE OFFICE WON'T MAKE MUCH MONEY!!!
An AWESOME TKC TIPSTER offers this peek at the reality of municipalities supporting the movie industry in light of the KCMO wanting to re-open a tv/film office:
"Politicians love to grant these tax breaks because a) they like having celebrities around and b) they've bought into the perception that somehow shooting a movie or TV series in town is a net fiscal gain for the community. Generally speaking, the first is almost always true and the latter is seldom ever true. A 2010 Tax Foundation study found that most cities granting tax breaks make back less than $0.20 per dollar "invested."
Moreover, here @ TKC we have a pet peeve . . . Politicos need to stop talking about "film" while hyping tech and creative class talk. Using a term for a technology that's outdated and being phased out is kinda backward.
Developing . . .