Bob Denerstein, former film critic at the Rocky Mountain News, moderated the panel discussion that included , Mitch Dickman, director and producer of Listen Productions, Laura Goldhamer, local animator and producer of the film Walden, Donald Zuckerman, Colorado Film Commissioner, Patrick Hackett, president of the Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA) and Britta Erickson, director of the Denver Film Festival. The group discussed how the state’s film incentive program has helped to attract feature films to a state where the majority of filmmaking has been comprised of mostly documentaries and commercial shoots.
Legislation passed in 2012 created a 20 percent tax rebate for production and earmarked $3 million for incentives to lure production companies to Colorado. Utah currently offers a rebate of 25 percent while New Mexico offers up to $50 million of incentives.
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