Several states have them, most notably our neighbors New Mexico and Louisiana (an LA has a video game company incentive program, too).
Texas needs one, and the "but we don't charge state income tax" evasion is wearing thin.
Enter the Texas Motion Picture Alliance (TXMPA), a organization gathering steam in making a difference in Texas.
And on Wednesday, February 7th, they're having a party. A fundraising party, but a party, nonetheless.
Also, everyone should go to the TXMPA Website and register -- strength in numbers (and all that). Besides, this benefits the overall Texas economy and you directly in your creative persuits and opportunities.
Here's the skinny:
What: Film Incentive party benefiting the Texas Motion Picture Alliance (TXMPA.)
Who: Join Austin entertainment and media leaders including Matt Dentler (SXSW producer,) Rebecca Campbell (AFS & Austin Studios,) and special musical guest Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers,) for a gathering of the Austin film community to keep the ball rolling on the film incentives effort!
This fund-raising event includes happy hour prices on 20 oz. domestics and selected appetizers, a memorable musical performance and fabulous industry-related raffle prizes. Meeting and greeting mandatory!
When: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7th, 2007 (7 - 10pm)
Where: SCHOLZ BEER GARDEN 1607 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701 512-474-1958 (Web)
Suggested Donation: $10
For more information on joining and to make a donation, please visit http://www.txmpa.org/
Sponsored by: Austin Film Society / Austin Studios / Texas Association of Film and Tape Professionals / Screen Door Film / Reel Women / The International Game Development Association and Caught In The Act Magazine!