DON’T TRASH TEXAS
Over at her Deadline Hollywood Daily, Nikki Finke has a short post about btewing complications in some of the state film tax incentive programs. As she reports, Texas has a requirement in its program that filmmakers can’t portray “Texas or Texans in a negative fashion.” She also mentions the North Carolina restrictions, which we’ve noted previously, that require films receiving credits to adhere to “general standards of decency and respect for the diverse beliefs and values of the citizens of North Carolina.”
Finke concludes by writing that the MPAA is getting involved:
The MPAA is warning that not only do these programs violate the First Amendment, they could be challenged in federal court (where taxpayers could end up paying for court costs and attorneys fees).