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SEDA approves film incentive program

Published: Oct. 14, 2015 at 9:40 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 13, 2015 at 10:40 PM EST
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah and Chatham County want to get an even bigger slice of the movie business pie.

This week, the Savannah Economic Development Agency decided a three-year - $4.5 million incentive program - may be just the ticket when it comes to luring even more TV and film production to Savannah.

The idea is to build off the current Georgia film tax incentives, and they hope a network or cable series may pick Savannah as a long-term home for one of its shows. It would also mean - according to movie producer Stratton Leopold - incentives for production crew members.

"It offers an incentive to the technician who is experienced in the business to move to Savannah and be a taxpaying citizen of Savannah, and cover his cost of moving," said Stratton Leopold, Producer.

The thought behind the incentive program is you have to spend money - to make money.

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