Monday, April 29, 2019

Kansas City Tax Fighters Play Movie Bad Guy

Insight about movie money that's maybe a bit too strict and certainly no fun. Fact is, with so many other low rent schemes and "local" celebs in this town. Having KC involved in real movies amid the Internets streaming era isn't such a waste of cash. Here's the no frills argument against the cash from our favorite cheapskates . . . Read more:

Film Tax Credits Still a Bad Idea

It is appropriate that in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on an effort to reinstate film tax credits, the newspaper chose a scene from the movie "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." The town of Ebbing does not exist; neither do the benefits of film tax credits.

1 comment:

Tracy Thomas said...

Oh, brother. Patrick must have needed a column badly!

Quality movies do not always draw in the big box office like millenial and violent movies do, Patrick. You're picking on a small potatoes grant program for a micro-industry, independent filmmakers--to make your philosophical point, I get that. Warner Brothers doesn't need tax credits, it's indie filmmakers who do. You know, like Kevin Wilmott, KU Professor who just won an Oscar, for co-writing credits on Blackkklandsman????

Patrick, when it's time for YOU to see a movie for date night, you are more likely to bring your wife to the Glenwood Arts, (now that the Tivoli has closed) rather than brave the brazen teen crowds at Cinemark on the Plaza. The Cinemark is not just closing half their screens there for the building of Nordstrom's across the street. But for the safety of upscale couples being able to make it down the street or through the parking lots there safely without being shoved by a 4 teen wide gauntlet of amped up urban youth.

Similarly, if you lived in St. Louis, it might be in Ladue, not Ferguson.

Please come to KIFF, the Kansas Intl. Film Festival this year, Nov. 8-14 at the Glenwood Arts, 95th & Mission in Ranchmart South. Meet 40 or more indie filmmakers and find out the real truth.