Lawmakers hope special fund entices movie-makers - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Lawmakers hope special fund entices movie-makers

There have already been quite of few movies made in Memphis. This weekend filming got a little friendlier.

State lawmakers have voted to establish the Tennessee Film and Television Incentive Fund. Ten-million dollars worth of grants will be available to production companies who want to defray up to five percent of their production costs.

One city councilman says Memphis has everything to gain and nothing to lose.

"We spend millions of dollars through the CVB advertising our story to the world and that's hard to do in a magazine page or a radio spot," said Jack Sammons, city councilman. S

ammons says movies are a great way to market Memphis to the world on someone else's dime.

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