ALERT! RALLY STOP LEGISLATORS FROM ENDING TAX CREDITS FEATURING PATRICK MULHEARN

ALERT: STATEWIDE RALLY STOP LEGISLATORS FROM ENDING LOUISIANA MOVIE INDUSTRY TAX CREDITS: KILL HB161, HB444, and HB587

6pm TUESDAY APRIL 9, 2013
THE ECHELON CENTER
6220 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
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NOTE: Gov. Jindal pulled his Tax Swap Plan this afternoon at Legislature.  However, this RALLY is still ON and ON STRONG as we have to STOP these 3 Fatal Bills, which would end the entertainment tax credits.

AGENDA

1. Announcements

2. Featuring Patrick Mulhearn

3. Susie Labry STATUS and Steps to Take in Legislative Process SEE BELOW
http://www.meetup.com/batonrougefilm/messages/boards/thread/32505672

Legislative Website: http://www.legis.la.gov

4. Questions, Rebuttals, and Answers

5. Video and Press Interviews, Networking

The Press Will Be Invited!

Be prepared to share short and sweet Testilmonies for Videos and Press: What Has Movie Industry Done for You, Your Family, and Your Community, not only monetary but the other IMMEASURABLE benefits. Please bring Cameras for Videos for Shows, Youtube, etc.

Make and Bring SIGNS, Posters, Ribbons, Balloons, Pom Poms, etc. and we will focus and emphasize Green, Black and White or Blue/Gold Combo.

Please contact your State Senator and State Rep. to attend, as well as relatves, bosses, employees, children, friends, neighbors, anybody you know!

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About Susie Labry, Actress: http://www.louisianasunshine.net

ACTION TO TAKE NOW THAT GOVERNOR REMOVED HIS TAX SWAP PLAN, BUT WE STILL WE HAVE TO HAVE THEM PULL THESE 3 BILLS.

Three House Bills Aim to Terminate Louisiana Film & Entertainment Industry Tax Credits

House Bill 587 by Rep. Robideaux:
http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillInfo.aspx?s=13RS&b=HB587&sbi=y

House Bill 444 by Rep. Burrell, Rep. James, and Sen.... Smith: http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillInfo.aspx?s=13RS&b=HB444&sbi=y

HB161 by Rep. James
http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=830161

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House Ways & Means Committee:
http://house.louisiana.gov/H_cmtes/h_CMTE_WM.ASP

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Rep. Joel C. Robideaux, Chair of House Ways & Means Committee
http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp?ID=45
House District 45: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Redistricting2011/BillsRedsitHouse/Act1docs/district45.pdf

Rep. Roy A. Burrell
http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp?ID=2
House District 2 Shreveport, LA:
http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Redistricting2011/BillsRedsitHouse/Act1docs/district2.pdf

Rep. Ted James
http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp?ID=101
House District 101 Baton Rouge
http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Redistricting2011/BillsRedsitHouse/Act1docs/district101.pdf

Sen. Gary L. Smith, Jr.
http://senate.la.gov/SmithG/
Senate District 19
http://senate.la.gov/Senators/CurrentMaps/19.pdf
See More
Bill Info - HB587

Get Voters in each of these Districts to contact these men to tell them to pull these bills.

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About Patrick Mulhearn
Director of Studio Operations,
Raleigh Studios Baton Rouge at the Celtic Media Centre
Patrick Mulhearn is the first president of the Louisiana Industry for Film and Entertainment Louisiana Film & Entertainment Association (LIFE now LFEA) http://www.lfea.org , trade association. Mulhearn joined Raleigh Studios Baton Rouge at the Celtic Media Centre as the Director of Studio Operations in September of 2009. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Director of Film and Television for the State of Louisiana http://www.louisianaentertainment.gov having joined Louisiana Economic Development in 2006. Originally from Natchez, Mississippi, Mulhearn started out in film studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder but transferred to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1994 where he received his B.A. in political science and English. He also received his Master of Arts in the Liberal Arts in 2000 from LSU with a focus on mass communication.

Before joining LED, Mulhearn began his career working as an advertising copywriter at the Weill Agency in Baton Rouge. He went on to serve as a Marketing Producer at both WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge and WWL-TV in New Orleans. A formally trained post-production editor, his work on the station’s “Spirit of Louisiana” campaign earned him a Regional Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. His writing, editing, producing and marketing skills have earned a number of other awards including the ABC Television Network’s Alpha award for television promotion in as well as local Advertising Federation “Addy” awards for television advertising and promotion.

Today he runs the first and largest design-built studio facility operating in Louisiana, CELTIC MEDIA CENTRE http://celticmediacentre.com/ ,which hosted Sony’s Battle: Los Angeles, NBC Universal’s Battleship, and Summit’s Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2. He is a member of the Baton Rouge Film Commission Advisory Board. Mulhearn was selected as a one of the Baton Rouge Business Report’s 2009 “Forty under Forty” and one of “2010’s People to Watch” by 225 Magazine. He resides in Brusly with his wife and two sons.

We continue to thank Monica Butler, The Echelon Center for providing beautiful Venue for our meetings. Please purchase concessions from her.

Kitty: Collection to be taken up to pay our Dues and to give Monica to cover expense of operating her facilities for our meetings.

DETAILS ARE INCOMPLETE AS THE DEADLINE FOR LEGISLATION TO BE SUBMITTED IS THIS COMING FRIDAY...We were warned that there could be more bills, Fatal Riders, Amendments, etc. that we need to watch out for. Game is not over til end of Game, Thursday June 6th. We will be watching out for Next Ways & Means Committee Meeting.

MAP: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=6220+Florida+Boulevard,+Baton+Rouge,+LA

Susie

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  • Dawn Wilson

    I was very happy to have been able to come to this meeting. As an upcoming producer, director, and screenwriter my hopes is to make my home state the bases for all of my movies. Thank you for the emails and alerts on what is going on out there.

    April 28, 2013

    • Susie Labry

      Very glad you made it to this meeting. You are quite welcome and appreciate you, too. Glad.

      April 29, 2013

  • Shane Cormier

    im very interested in going to this but not sure what its all about except the film industry

    April 8, 2013

    • Susie Labry

      It was about legislation that aim to kill film industry tax credits and about impact industry has on us and our communities.

      April 10, 2013

  • Susie Labry

    Pat Mulhearn, Director of Operations of Celtic Studio; Diego Martinez of Millenium of Shreveport; Doug Blake Producer of Sessions from LA; Ted Baldwin, and I spoke as Panel re Legislation and Impacts of Film Industry on Us. I thank these Producers for addressing our meeting. Thank Channels 2 and 33 for coming out to cover meeting. We also had a mini rally before 2 and Members shared personal testimonies and interviews on television. Thank Lanee Landry for providing hefty statistics and personal testimonies collected from around the state. Thank Ted Baldwin for covering our meeting. Thank our Parents, David Mills, Lauri Mills, and Pam Brown for bringing their kids, who made beautiful homemade signs to wave, which really got attention and added ferver, energy, and excitement. We had people from all over State to attend. Plenty were there in Spirit, but they had to go work on sets and there were a couple of great screenings in town all at same time. Blessed to have Don Lincoln back.

    April 10, 2013

  • Susie Labry

    This Rally is Still On, but we changed the Name of it, since Governor removed his Tax Swap Plan, but we still have to fight HB161, HB444, & HB587.

    April 8, 2013

  • Sonia

    I will definitely try to make it.

    April 8, 2013

  • S A Lewis, III

    Great job, do not stop.

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Susan Fontenot

    I have been unemployed for 1 year this month and the work with the movie industry has made it possible for me to survive.

    April 4, 2013

  • Susie Labry

    This is a RALLY not a victory party. We still have 3 bills Killer Sunsets to kill or any potential other bills that could be filed. Also on the Watch are fatal Riders, Amendments, and/or Clones (Substitutes), and Opposition can come up like a thief in the night. The Game is NOT over til the end of the game. The Plan had a blow but is NOT DEAD. Nothing is declared dead til June 6th Sine Die. This Fight will be over JUNE 6th.

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Susie Labry

    IS THIS GOING TO TURN FROM A RALLY TO A CELEBRATION!??? I am hearing Rep. Robideaux is removing the Plan from Ways & Means and Gov. wants to remove Robideaux as Chair for removing the Plan. GOOD NEWS!

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • DAPHNE GARRETT

    I ask anyone who has advice for me to get back into the industry as an extra to start. I will definitely be there on 4/9 at the Gov. Jindal rally. all this needs to stop just hurting the little people.

    March 30, 2013

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