Colorado spotlights filming incentive challenges

The commissioner of the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media has highlighted the challenges of appealing to movies and TV shoots with a limited film fund.

Producers shooting in Colorado can get a 20% filming incentive but there is an annual fund of just $3m, meaning the mid-western state struggles to attract big-budget productions.

New Mexico borders Colorado to the south and backs its filming incentive programme with $50m annually, making the state a key south-west hub.  Colorado’s biggest recent success was hosting scenes for Quentin Tarantino’s high-profile western feature The Hateful Eight (pictured).  However, just in the last few months the state has lost director Scott Cooper’s western movie Hostiles to New Mexico and Steven Soderbergh’s new HBO film Mosaic to Utah, Colorado’s film commissioner Donald Zuckerman revealed in an interview with Denver media outlet Westword.

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