Since 1999, the Missouri Film Tax Incentive program has offered film and TV producers a tax credit for in-state productions. But the program is scheduled to expire in November and its renewal is tenuous, threatening the viability of future film and TV productions, including commercials, in the Show Me State.
The Missouri Motion Media Association (MOMMA) will discuss its campaign to renew the Missouri Film Tax Incentive program and related industry issues at the state level at 7 p.m. April 4 at Think Big Partners, an entrepreneurial incubator, 1800 Baltimore Ave. The meeting will be preceded by a networking mixer with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. The event is presented by the Film Commission of Greater Kansas City.
The eveningâ€™s panel of speakers:
Andrea Sporcic, Missouri Film Office Liaison
Jeff Brooks, MOMMA Government Consultant/Lobbyist
Joni Tackette, MOMMA President
Heather Laird, Film Commission of Greater Kansas City President
Shawn McClaren, Hallmark Producer/Missouri Film Commission Board Member
Gary Hanson, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Representative
Mary Ann McCollum, MOMMA Vice President
The panel will be moderated by KSHB-TV â€œKansas City Liveâ€ co-host Michelle Davidson, a board member of MOMMA and the Film Commission of Greater Kansas City and the President of Kansas City Women in Film and TV.
Admission is free for MOMMA members. Admission for non-members is a $10 suggested donation, which can be applied to a $25 individual or $150 corporate MOMMA membership (details at meeting).
About Missouri Motion Media Association (MOMMA)
The Missouri Motion Media Association strives to unify the production industry and community of Missouri, provide a united voice on legislative issues that affect the profession, supply access to job opportunities and production alerts, and give opportunities for networking and education.