The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Thursday, May 23rd on Sub. H.B. 166 to hear testimony on state tax matters.
Film and TV industry professionals traveled from all across the state to show solidarity with us as we led the charge to testify to save the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit program.
Over 30 people gave testimony in front of hundreds of vested supporters in the room; we did not go unnoticed.
Click the video link below to watch the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit testimony, starting at 01:11:50.
Read the testimony of GCFC President Ivan Schwarz HERE.
Thank you to everyone who has written letters, shared our social media posts and photo frames, made phone calls, and especially to those who submitted and gave testimony.
We couldn’t fight to #SaveOhioFilmJobs without you!
Your personal stories of how Ohio’s film and TV industry affects yourself, your family, and your community are invaluable to this fight; we believe we were heard loud and clear yesterday.
Even though the hearing went very well, there is still a lot of work to do to save the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit.
Keep Up the Fight
Our lawmakers in Columbus have made it known that they don’t want to hear from Hollywood, they want to hear from YOU, the local film professional!
They want to hear how YOU will be affected if the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit is eliminated.
If you couldn’t make it to Columbus on Thursday, there are several other ways you can help!
Contact Your Lawmakers – Click HERE
Write an email, mail a letter, or even make phone calls to the decision makers!
Use our template letter and personalize it to each recipient, or create your own.
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