Panel divided on how to reform film tax credit program

January 15, 2015 1:05 PM

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Louisiana's generous film incentive program, which by the most recent estimates costs taxpayers about $170 million a year, could and should be better designed to get the state a bigger return on its investment.

On that point there was general agreement among five opinionated panelists Wednesday who convened to discuss the state's program, which has helped Louisiana become the nation's busiest locale for feature filmmaking.

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