A group of filmmaking professionals in New Hampshire on the east coast of the US is calling for a location filming incentive programme. The New Hampshire Production Coalition (NHPC) wants to be more competitive with states that are already nationally known as film-friendly.
Tim Egan, of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, is also the NHPC’s President and spoke to New Hampshire Public Radio: “You know the state has no sales tax, no capital gains tax [or] things of that nature, so those are real positive. The biggest thing right now that is prohibitive is that we don’t have tax incentives.”
The biggest thing right now that is prohibitive is that we don’t have tax incentives.
Tim Egan, NHPC
New Hampshire doesn’t have much of a filmmaking profile, but nearby New York is firmly established as a national production hub and is pushing to expand its industry beyond New York City.
New Hampshire could come onto the radar of roving location scouts looking for something a little different in the region, which is where an incentive programme could prove useful.
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