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Official: La movie credit cap may send business to Ga, Miss

Official: La movie credit cap may send business to Ga, Miss

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Film Office official says Louisiana's new cap on film tax credits could send more movie business to Georgia and Mississippi.

Bill Webb is the office's Gulf Coast project manager. He tells The Sun Herald that Georgia is likely to get some of the business that might otherwise have gone to Louisiana, sometimes called "Hollywood South." He says Georgia's among the top film locations outside of California and already has crew, equipment and production facilities.
But he says Mississippi should get some additional action, too.

Mississippi Film Office head Ward Emling says last year was the state's biggest ever with 19 films and another dozen projects using the incentive program. He says Mississippi could top that this year.

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