Deal heads to Hollywood with pledge that film tax credit is safe

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Gov. Nathan Deal is making his annual journey to Los Angeles to court Hollywood executives for the state’s booming film business.  And he’ll bring with him assurances that a lucrative tax credit that fuels the industry will continue after he leaves office.

That’s because the three contenders running to replace him all have pledged to keep the incentives in place after Deal leaves office in January.

Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee, said she’s “committed to maintaining state support of tax credits” for the industry and touted her 2008 vote in favor of the credits, which allows filmmakers to offset as much as 30 percent of production expenses.

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