Colorado Film Industry Leaders & Members to Convene at CFVA’s State of the State Summit Meeting, October 9th at Sie FilmCenter
DENVER – September 30, 2013 - The Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA) today announced the State of the State Summit Meeting that will gather together Colorado’s visual media leaders to discuss the Colorado film industry. The meeting has been scheduled at the Sie FilmCenter, October 9th, at 7:00pm and Britta Erickson, Festival Director of the Denver Film Society will moderate a panel of industry professionals including:
Patty Kingsbaker, Co-founder of Radical Artists representing Colorado’s top actors
Debbie Ortega, Denver City Councilwoman – District 13
Al White, Director, Colorado Tourism Office
Melissa Kuipers, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck – Lobbyist for Colorado Film Incentive
Evan Nix, Director, Editor and Partner of the Nix Brothers Denver based Production Company.
“Colorado film incentive legislation continues to dominate the industry discussion,” said Leslie Allen, Board Chair of the CFVA, “we have brought leaders in the industry together to give us their perspectives as to where we’re headed in Colorado.”
The Colorado State legislature in the 2012 session increased film incentives from 10% to 20% and will provide a state guarantee for a senior bank loan program for production companies that fit a certain criteria. This creates an amazing opportunity to turn a $4 million film budget into $25 million of spending. Denver's also considering enacting a 5% rebate on top of the state rebate.
"When you compliment what the state is doing, people would literally come here and be able to take advantage of a 25% rebate if they do their film here or whatever portion of it they film in Denver is what they would get for the extra 5%," said Denver City Councilwoman Debbie Ortega.
Councilwoman Ortega is currently leading the proposal for a local film incentive program in Denver. However, the program won't be introduced for consideration until later in 2013.
The CFVA State of the State meeting will be held at the Sie FilmCenter at 7pm on October 9th and a pre-reception is scheduled at 6:00pm in Henderson’s Lounge. A capacity audience of industry professional will join the discussion on the industry.
The Colorado Film & Video Association is a professional trade and membership organization representing over 400 professionals across the state of Colorado. The CFVA advocates and promotes Colorado’s visual media industry in order to further local industry development, livelihood and economic impact for the state.