For all who attended Saturday’s rally for the Philadelphia film industry, thank you so much for participating! Our goal was to show our elected officials and our Philadelphia community that we’re not just a small group of artists, but a robust network of hardworking middle class Pennsylvanians who are desperate for more work and who will help Pennsylvania’s economy to thrive if given the opportunity. The opportunity will only be present with the expansion of the Pennsylvania Film Tax Credit incentive program. Your presence at the event helped us push the message that we are in this together.
Thousands of hard-working Pennsylvanians depend on the film tax credit incentive program for their livelihoods. Hundreds have already relocated to other states for work, or are temporarily living away to work to sustain their families. The rally was a great start to pushing for our common goal.
Now, here are the “next steps” in our combined pursuit for the continuation and expansion of the PA Film Tax Credit program. Please connect with Governor Tom Wolf at http://www.governor.pa.gov/contact/ and the elected officials for your district by emailing or calling to tell them just how important expansion of the Pennsylvania Film Tax Credit incentive program is. Not sure, of who are the officials for your district? No problem, you can easily find this information with your address here: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/#address. If you aren’t sure exactly what to say, feel free to use this sample text:
With coverage on most the local news outlets prior, during and after the rally, it’s safe to say that we motivated a conversation and created awareness about the lack of sufficient money in the program and how it impacts so many families in our state. We received a nice amount of press on the rally from radio, television, and print publications. Following are some of the articles and links (feel free to send us any additional links of press from the rally that are not listed):
Livestream from MyNewPhilly
Footage from Shawn Gonzalez