KC Film Office invites you to advocate for the arts and film industry in Jefferson City
Tuesday, March 3 (new date)
KC Film Office is joining Missouri Citizens for the Arts advocacy day in Jefferson City, and Missouri film industry supporters are encouraged to attend.
The Missouri Film Incentive bill(s) are supported by Missouri Citizens for the Arts and ArtsKC.
Transportation is available by charter bus from Kansas City. You can elect to do the following:
* Attend the Advocacy Workshop Feb. 28 to prepare – Link to Register
* Bus Transportation from Kansas City (arrive in numbers with fellow supporters)
* Drive in on your own – Link to parking information
* Register for lunch with the Kansas City coalition
* Bring your own brown bag lunch or buy lunch in the capital cafeteria
Register here for Kansas City
Your advocacy day on Tues., March 3 will include:
* An optional chartered bus from KC
* Talking points and information packet about the impact of the arts and film
* Optional lunch (register to eat with the group or bring/buy your own)
* Optional – Missouri Arts Council Awards Ceremony
Check-in / Depart:
7-7:20 am Kansas City coalition check in at ArtsKC, 106 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
10 am Check-in, Missouri State Capital, 201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO
10:30 am Morning orientation briefing and materials pick up, 3rd Floor Rotunda
12 pm Lunch at the Capitol
1 pm Missouri Arts Awards Ceremony, First Floor rotunda (optional)
10:30-2:45 pm On-going – Appointments with legislators throughout Capitol
2:45 pm Group photo at the Rotunda stairwell
2:55 pm Get back on buses to return to KC
6:30 pm Return (KC) to ArtsKC by this time
ABOUT THE FILM INCENTIVES BILLS
House Bill 1767 “Show Me Missouri Film and Digital Media Act” is sponsored by Representative Katheryn Swan (R). She has sponsored this bill for the past seven years. Rep. Swan is a champion for the film industry in Missouri after witnessing the impact it had when David Fincher’s Gone Girl filmed in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. This bill is a $4.5 million annual cap and provides a 20-25% tax credit incentive. There is consideration of 10% for qualified out-of-state expenses, as both STL and KC have crew that live on the other side of the border.
An identical bill was introduced during the 2019 legislative session, passing an informal House floor vote, but as it was not given a formal floor vote, the bill did not move forward.
House Bill 2027 is sponsored by Representative Vic Allred (R). His bill is similar to Representative Swan’s but adds post-production.