Colorado economic development office gets creative

State approves four film projects and six creative districts

Colorado’s film incentive fund will receive a fresh infusion of $3 million from the state July 1, but producers already have lined up to claim more than a third of that money.

The Colorado Economic Development Commission on Thursday approved spending rebates worth $1.65 million for two feature films, a documentary and a commercial. Of that amount, $1.23 million will come from the next round of funding.

Earth Vision Film, a Boulder-based documentary filmmaker, received approval for $154,122 in spending rebates for a documentary on climate change titled “Life Tectonic.” The company plans to hire a dozen people and spend $776,010, mostly on post-production work, although some scenes will be shot in the state.

Earth Vision was behind “The Cove,” a 2009 documentary on dolphin slaughter in Japan that won international recognition. It also made “Chasing Ice,” a documentary about melting glaciers. Life Tectonic represents a follow-up to that effort.

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