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Breaking Colorado News April 2013

Jared PetschceDear CFVA members,

I am writing to you to engage you within the ever changing political landscape surrounding this year's continuation of incentives. This year, the House proposed and passed $2.5 million in new funding for 2013-2014 incentives. However, the Senate approved its budget with only $1.2 million in new funding for 2013-2014 incentives. The Senate and the House will meet to reconcile their budgets and now is the time to contact your official and let them know what new media production in Colorado means to you. This $1.3 million difference is the difference between landing an episodic series, encourage more independent film and local production, as well as keeping more Coloradans employed.

As an organization, Colorado Film & Video Association has been a huge proponent for reform and the burgeoning of a community of working Coloradan professionals. At this critical time, we need our membership to reach out to their legislators and ask that they let the conference committee know what this means to their constituents. It is vital that we speak loudly and succinctly, as there is only so much in the budget and so many things to fund.

The best way for you to get involved would be to call and email your legislators. Using social media, creating a buzz is also very important, use #cinemaco and #filmisinco on twitter. Use your creative and innovative spirit to show these legislators what this community has to offer. Also if you would like to get more involved, please contact me Jared Petsche and join the Political Action committee.

Jared Petschce
Political Advocacy Committee Chairman 720.837.5332



Please contact your legislator and tell them the following:

Please support House Amendment 6 to the budget, SB 230, which was run by Speaker Ferrandino and provides an additional 1.5 million for the film and television rebate program. With this amendment, the Office of Film and Television will have a total of 2.5 million to use to attract productions to Colorado. This program is working and has been a tremendous success. The 3 million dollar investment made by the General Assembly in this program last year has generated approximately 21 million dollars in production spending. Thank you for your continued support of this program!




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