Congratulations to Kansas City who have restored funding for a Film Office to support bringing film, commercials and related work back to the Western side of the state.
Via the KC Star With funds restored, Kansas Cityâ€™s film office will roll again
â€œItâ€™s rare that a town the size of Kansas City does not have some type of film office,â€ said Patti Broyles Harper, who was the cityâ€™s full-time film office director from 1994 to 2002. â€œSo the fact that the city has recognized that and is reinstating it is wonderful.â€
The city budget, which takes effect May 1, provides $50,000 in tourism tax dollars that will be matched by $50,000 from the Convention and Visitors Association. Thatâ€™s enough to reopen the office with a full-time director â€” a welcome and crucial move, advocates say, to give Kansas City a foot in the door for movies, commercials, animation, reality TV and more.
Read more at the Kansas City Star