Re: [filmind-228] Fw: Duck Dynasty

From: Daniel M.
Sent on: Sunday, July 6, 2014 5:07 AM

We need a show more worthwhile to stress / spam about.
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Sent: Saturday, July 05,[masked]:07 PM
Subject: [filmind-228] Fw: Duck Dynasty


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From: BBalser <[address removed]>
To: Susie Labry <[address removed]>
Sent: Saturday, July 5, [masked]:58 PM
Subject: Re: Duck Dynasty

Dan, research how little large corporations pay in taxes in Louisiana.  Duck Commander has so many write-offs and tax credits as a corporation, they pay next to no taxes to the state.  PLUS a percentage of that business collects entertainment industry tax credits because it is part of the TV show.  So, as someone said,  I do support the film industry.  But as Spike Lee put it Do the Right Thing; A system that unfairly benefits and privileges the wealthy over the poor is not “doing the right thing.” 

Your 8% state rate is personal income tax rate, not what businesses pay.  I own two, and I can tell you first hand, the larger you are in Louisiana, the more you are able to write off and get breaks on.  They in fact pay very little to no taxes, period.

Duck Dynasty collects welfare, plain and simple, and the fact that they make billions in gross profit does not mean they contribute that much to the state, nor does it make them privileged to collect welfare and make a living off of my tax dollars.
 



On 7/5/14, 3:02 PM, Susie Labry wrote:
These are replies on meetup and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dan.mccrory/posts/10203981863329066?comment_id=10203981893209813 by Daniel McCrory which I still want to share with you to provide you with info as per your request.


FROM DAN MCCRORY:
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These are my thoughts in regards to the recent article about Duck Dynasty published by Nola.com.

 In my opinion, Duck Dynasty benefits Louisiana the most out of all film productions in the state because A....) The stars of the show live in Louisiana and pay income taxes to the state. B.) They own several businesses whose profits have increased dramatically and directly as a result of their show. The Duck Commander business alone has paid back any Louisiana tax incentives given to the show from the state and will continue to do so for many, many more years to come.

I did some research about the Duck Commander business this morning and this is what I found:

Revenue for the Duck Commander business alone was at $40,000,000 in 2012, the first year the show aired. At a state tax rate of about 8% this means that the government received $5,000,000 just from their business in 1 year. I haven’t been able to find what the company’s sales were prior to the show but it’s a fair assumption that the show increased revenue very dramatically considering that their show is a half hour national advertisement for their business. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_Commander & http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/louisiana-state-business-income-tax.html )

According to a recent article published by Nola.com ( http://www.nola.com/news/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/07/louisiana_will_devote_more_tha.html ) the show will receive about a $6,000,000 tax break over 3 years from Louisiana film incentives. Based on the tax rate of their business the state will receive nearly 3 times that amount back just from the Duck Commander business. Not to mention any taxes paid by their Buck Commander business and personal taxes paid by each of the show’s stars, tourism, merchandise, etc. Merchandise apparently will make a very large impact in the taxes paid by the show’s stars b/c merchandise sales were at $400,000,000 in 2013 (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_Dynasty ). It really depends on what percent, albeit if any, of the merchandise sales go to the Robinson family but considering that they recently renegotiated their contract with A&E I would expect a good amount of money is being made by the family from that also which translates into more taxes for Louisiana.

Sincerely,
Dan McCrory


On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 7:47 AM, Dan McCrory <[address removed]> wrote:
In my opinion, Duck Dynasty benefits Louisiana the most out of all film productions in the state because A.) The stars of the show live in Louisiana and pay income taxes to the state. B.) They own several businesses whose profits have increased dramatically and directly as a result of their show. The Duck Commander business alone has paid back any Louisiana tax incentives given to the show from the state and will continue to do so for many, many more years to come.

I did some research about the Duck Commander business this morning and this is what I found:

Revenue for the Duck Commander business alone was at $40,000,000 in 2012, the first year the show aired. At a state tax rate of about 8% this means that the government received $5,000,000 just from their business. I haven’t been able to find what the company’s sales were prior to the show but it’s a fair assumption that the show increased revenue very dramatically considering that their show is a half hour national advertisement for their business. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_Commander & http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/louisiana-state-business-income-tax.html )

According to a recent article published by Nola.com ( http://www.nola.com/news/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/07/louisiana_will_devote_more_tha.html ) the show will receive about a $6,000,000 tax break over 3 years from Louisiana film incentives. Based on the tax rate of their business the show will receive nearly 3 times that amount back just based on their Duck Commander show alone. Not to mention any taxes paid by their Buck Commander business and personal taxes paid by each of the show’s stars, tourism, merchandise, etc. Merchandise apparently will make a very large impact in the taxes paid by the show’s stars b/c merchandise sales were at $400,000,000 in 2013 (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_Dynasty ). It really depends on what percent, albeit if any, of the merchandise sales go to the Robinson family but considering that they recently renegotiated their contract with A&E I would expect a good amount of money is being made by the family from that also which translates into more taxes for Louisiana.



I hope this helps.
Sincerely,
Dan McCrory"



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From: BBalser mailto:[address removed]
To: Susie Labry mailto:[address removed]
Sent: Saturday, July 5,[masked]:00 AM
Subject: Re: Duck Dynasty

I never produced a movie for Veleka's class.  No clue what you're talking about.

She had a couple of kids do it once, with my hardware, and they messed up my hardware.  That may be what you're thinking of.  But I never yelled at Veleka in front of other people.  You seem to have some fantasy memory of what did not ever happen.  And I never yelled at you, personally, EVER, any time, any where, period.  You're delusional about that.  I never had any dealings with you in relation with Veleka at all.  You're obviously confusing me with someone else.


On 7/5/14, 1:30 AM, Susie Labry wrote:
IThat movie you produced and directed for Veleka's class and you left.  You yelled at me at Veleka's for no reason at all. Why?











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