Bill aims to bring more film and media business to Indiana
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A bill going through the statehouse is looking to encourage media productions in Indiana.
Representative Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) is taking this session to push House Bill 1315 through the Indiana General Assembly. The bill would establish a tax credit incentive for companies looking to film in Indiana.
“Whether it’s a musical, whether it’s a movie, whether it’s a production company that wants to shoot some commercials, they’re very, very broad sense as far as media goes,” said Morris.
The incentive could apply to location acquisition and lodging and food as well as editing services and on-set expenses like props and wardrobe. His hope is that it will bring new business to the state, as well as keep Hoosiers here.
“Many of these people want to come to Indiana, they want to come back home, but we just don’t have an infrastructure set up for them,” Morris said. “We…