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Emmett/Furla Films Plays the Tax Break Game

3 September 2013 7:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

By choosing to shoot “Lone Survivor” in New Mexico, Emmett/Furla not only got an excellent stand-in for the pic’s Afghanistan setting less than two hours by air from Hollywood, it was also able to cash in on the state’s 25%-30% refundable tax credit.

“It’s a big chunk of money,” says producer Randall Emmett, and “with the economy we’ve had for the last five years, without an incentive, most investors don’t want to invest.”

The shingle is a seasoned veteran of the film tax credit world. When the domestic incentive race kicked off a decade ago, the company was among the first to cash in, shooting “Blind Horizon” in New Mexico and “A Love Song for Bobby Long” in Louisiana. It has braved inclement weather and lack of production infrastructure to take advantage of Alaska’s little-used transferable tax credit, which returns as much as 58% on in-state expenditures, »

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