Thursday, April 25, 2019

Kansas City Cinema Renaissance Debut???

For those who don't remember, the late 90s & early 2000s saw an influx of horrible movies produced locally which sparked a great many local cinematic careers and a few wasted lives. Here's a hope to return to those glory days. Read more:

Missouri House endorses tax credit program for filmmakers

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) -- A tax credit program for filmmakers would be revived under a bill that has received initial approval in the House. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that lawmakers endorsed the measure Wednesday amid frustration over projects like the drama series "Ozark," which is set in Missouri but filmed elsewhere.


Tracy Thomas said...

Just like Oscar-winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri--was filmed in North Carolina.

Anonymous said...

Tony Botello is right! Fuck local businesses who could benefit from movie makers filming in the KC metro and spending money locally!!!

Anonymous said...

These kind of subsidies basically tells the country that our state has nothing to offer the business community so we have to beg for tourism like some third world country.

Tracy Thomas said...

Untrue, and unfair.

You know nothing about the film industry.
It's not "tourism" either. It's small business.
Far more deserving than a convention or a developer demanding a handout. It's clearly a Hand UP.

Far more than some big ass convention, or sports team which the Convention and Visitors Bureau, now aka Visit KC, claims inaccurately generates and circulates money in the community.

Movie making requires hiring locals for all the details of production.
It's not about stars, it is a business of lighting, sound, carpentry, food catering, permits, construction, props, costumes, street closures, extras and security. To name just a few line items.

And contrast that with the horrendous TIFs and CID's given for 20 years or more to a Mission Hills developer! And stealing from the school board. THAT is highway robbery, or should we call it State Line robbery?

I invite you, 10:11 to attend this year's Kansas Intl Film Festival. Nov 8-14 at the Glenwood Arts. You will meet 40 filmmakers, of independent films, some full length, some shorts. Some narratives, some documentaries. All vetted, and professional.

Attend some Q&A's. Educate yourself about the business of making a small independent film.

Then, comment again from that perspective.