WHY IS FILM IN PA IMPORTANT?
It Develops Our Workforce & Increases Our Economy.

FOR EVERY $1 SPENT ON A PRODUCTION, $4 IS GIVEN BACK INTO OUR COMMUNITIES.
The production utilizes the talent and resources in the city or neighborhood they film in like coffee shops, restaurants, dry cleaners, hotels, transportation, auto repair shops, salons and more.

HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP. 

  1. EMAIL GOVERNOR SHAPIRO AND THE HOUSE AND SENATE LEADERSHIP
    1. Draft a new e-mail. 
    2. Paste the following e-mail addresses to send to Governor Shapiro and the House and Senate Leadership.

      governor@pa.gov; kward@pasen.gov; jpittman@pasen.gov; smartin@pasen.gov; costa@pasenate.com; hughes@pasenate.com; repmcclinton@pahouse.net; repbradford@pahouse.net; repharris@pahouse.net; seberly@pahousegop.com


    3. Copy the following text.

      I am one of thousands of people employed by or impacted by the Pennsylvania Film Industry and I’m writing today to ask that you call for and support increasing the Film Tax Credit program to $300 million during this year’s budget process.

      Pennsylvania has historically been at the forefront of supporting the film industry by pioneering the film tax credit, but we’re now competing with other states, cities, and even countries that have raised their film tax credits or removed caps entirely. The current tax credit no longer provides the necessary support for our industry to thrive and remain competitive.

      The production work in PA has begun to slow down and dry up. And those who work in the film industry are, understandably, concerned about their good, family-sustaining jobs. These Pennsylvanians have purchased homes, sent their children to college, and have put money aside for retirement, but without an increase to the film tax credit, the livelihoods of thousands who work in this industry are in jeopardy.

      The tax credit is an investment in our economic growth to compete, and is an investment that capitalizes on our strengths, with real opportunities for our businesses, communities, and residents. Just as importantly, this industry has proven itself to increase pathways to the workforce so that residents from all backgrounds and interests can secure good jobs and meaningful careers.

      An increase in the Pennsylvania Film Tax Credit to $300 million will ensure that PA remains competitive, and our crews can continue to grow and thrive here in the Commonwealth.


    4. Paste the copied text into the body of the email.
    5. Add "Support to Increase the PA Film Tax Credit to $300 Million" for the subject line.
    6. Press send.

  2. EMAIL YOUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES
    1. Copy the following text.

      I am one of thousands of people employed by or impacted by the Pennsylvania Film Industry and I’m writing today to ask that you call for and support increasing the Film Tax Credit program to $300 million during this year’s budget process.

      Pennsylvania has historically been at the forefront of supporting the film industry by pioneering the film tax credit, but we’re now competing with other states, cities, and even countries that have raised their film tax credits or removed caps entirely. The current tax credit no longer provides the necessary support for our industry to thrive and remain competitive.

      The production work in PA has begun to slow down and dry up. And those who work in the film industry are, understandably, concerned about their good, family-sustaining jobs. These Pennsylvanians have purchased homes, sent their children to college, and have put money aside for retirement, but without an increase to the film tax credit, the livelihoods of thousands who work in this industry are in jeopardy.

      The tax credit is an investment in our economic growth to compete, and is an investment that capitalizes on our strengths, with real opportunities for our businesses, communities, and residents. Just as importantly, this industry has proven itself to increase pathways to the workforce so that residents from all backgrounds and interests can secure good jobs and meaningful careers.

      An increase in the Pennsylvania Film Tax Credit to $300 million will ensure that PA remains competitive, and our crews can continue to grow and thrive here in the Commonwealth.


    2. Click HERE to find your local representative.
    3. Click on their email.
    4. Paste copied text.
    5. Add "Support to Increase the PA Film Tax Credit to $300 Million" for the subject line
    6. Press send.

  3. DOWNLOAD SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHICS AND SHARE ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
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    Click here for the pdf file 

  4. SPONSOR OUR EFFORT & JOIN US JUNE 3, 2024!
    The Pennsylvania Film Industry Association (PAFIA) is sponsoring a 2024 Legislative Reception, in the East Wing rotunda at the state capital in Harrisburg. The annual reception hosted by the Film Industry Caucus Chairs, Pennsylvania Senators Camera Bartolotta & Jay Costa and Representatives Joe Ciresi & KC Tomlinson is an unparalleled opportunity to engage with state decisionmakers and film industry leaders, advocates, and influencers. This year, your involvement is pivotal to help increase the film incentive program. 

    Click here to download
    the Sponsorship Deck


    E-mail info@pafia.org for sponsorship opportunities. 


  5. PA FILM INDUSTRY IN THE NEWS #300MILPAFILM

    Video Recap of the May 6th Press Event

    https://www.abc27.com/pennsylvania/changes-proposed-to-pennsylvanias-film-tax-credit-program/

    https://pennwatch.org/pa-film-industry-advocates-for-300-million-film-tax-credit/#google_vignette

    PBT_Pennsylvania's film industry wants increase in production tax credit.pdf



    For more information contact info@pafia.org
    Press inquiries can be directed to Amie Downs at amie@cgstrategiespa.com 

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