MOMMA is back!
Hello Fellow Production Professionals & Motion Media Supporters.Â As of July 1, 2012, I became the new President of MOMMA.Â I accepted this position, because I know production individuals and companies in this state need the services of an association like MOMMA.Â By working together we can make a difference for our industry.Â Our board has been meeting since April 2012 in order to tackle administrative duties, chart a new path for the organization, and prepare for the 2013 Legislative Session.Â Â We have added some new board members from St. Louis, Columbia, and Kansas City, and hope to add representation from other regions of our state soon.Â We start our membership drive in October, and I hope you will join us to work together to make the Missouri production community stronger.
MOMMA Goals for 2012Â / 2013
Save the Missouri Film Tax Credit Program
The production tax credit will sunset as of November 30, 2013.Â IT IS STILL AVAILABLE. If you follow politics in our state, you know that all tax incentives are under attack, and in 2010 aÂ Governorâ€™s Tax Credit Review CommissionÂ even suggested that the film tax incentive should be eliminated. MOMMA will continue to work during the 2013 legislative session withmembers of the General Assembly and executive departments(legislators and state level departments)Â to save the tax incentive. We recently received a list of total tax credits authorized from 7/1/2009 to 6/30/2012. In 2010, a total of$1,438,041.38 in tax credits was issued. In 2011,Â a total of $139,070.00 was issued. As of 6/30/2012 the full amount of $4.5 million was still availableÂ until the end of this calendar year.Â (for this year.)Â There is no way to know if any productions have applied since 6/30/2012, but no tax credits were issued prior to that date. I think it’s easy to conclude that when word spread in July of 2011 that the “film office had closed”, many people concluded there was also no tax credit program. If a production company meets the tax incentive credit criteria, they should definitely apply.Â HereÂ is the link to track film tax incentives issued.
There is much work to be done during the upcoming 2013 legislative session regarding the Missouri Film Tax Credit program.We need your membership!
Identify ways to educate and workÂ with Missouri Legislators, the Department of Economic Development, the Department of Tourism, and Missouri Film Commission Board to build our production industry.Â There is $100,000 in the budget as of July 1, 2012 (under the umbrella of the Department of Tourism) to be used to promote the production industry in Missouri.Â MOMMA will make recommendations for the use of that money to benefit our industry.
Support the efforts of the Missouri Film Office.Â Mike Nichols is the current DED Project Manager that handles all inquiries to the Missouri Film Office.Â MOMMA met with Mike recently to introduce our organization to him and identify ways that we can support the film office.Â Â One of our goals this year is to create a state wide network of MOMMA members, and CVC / CVBs that Mike can reach out to when a unique locale or production service request comes in that is not currently represented in the reel scout crew and location database at Mofilm.org.
UnifyÂ Missouri production professionals, Companies and Organizations around Missouri.Â Â We are stronger together!
Please join us â€“ your help is needed.Â MOMMA board members and officers are volunteers.Â Your membership is key to representation for our industry at the state level.