Missouri hasn’t offered perks for film studios in several years — and producers have taken note, shooting scenes set in Missouri in other, more generous states.
But, if it were up to Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, the state would reboot its modest incentive program, with the goal of drawing crews to Missouri to film shows such as Netflix’s “Ozark” and HBO’s “Sharp Objects.”
“I have seen the benefits of us being a film tax credits state,” Kehoe, a Republican, told reporters on Thursday.
“Lake Ozark, Branson area, would really like to work to try to attract some moviemaking,” Kehoe said. “I think we need a small amount.”
Kehoe made the pitch when asked by a reporter about the possibility of jump-starting Missouri’s now-unfunded program.
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