Film Subsidies

Tennessee Subsidizes Production Company That Can't Film Anyplace Else

Just flushing money away


NASHVILLE — Tennessee officials say it makes zero sense to give taxpayer money to any film production that would shoot on location, in Tennessee, regardless of incentives.

But isn't ABC's "Nashville" a show that relies on a unique location?   

As previously reported, state officials gave the show $12.5 million to continue filming on location for its second season.

Tennessee Watchdog asked the question of Laura Elkins, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, which oversees the program.