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
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.
2. Featuring Patrick Mulhearn
3. Susie Labry STATUS and Steps to Take in Legislative Process SEE BELOW
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!
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:
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
House Ways & Means Committee:
Rep. Joel C. Robideaux, Chair of House Ways & Means Committee
House District 45: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Redistricting2011/BillsRedsitHouse/Act1docs/district45.pdf
Rep. Roy A. Burrell
House District 2 Shreveport, LA:
Rep. Ted James
House District 101 Baton Rouge
Sen. Gary L. Smith, Jr.
Senate District 19
http://senate.la.gov/Senators/CurrentMaps/19.pdfSee MoreBill Info - HB587
Get Voters in each of these Districts to contact these men to tell them to pull these bills.
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.