A local development study didn't evaluate whether government incentives had anything to do with a business's decision to invest.
Pennsylvania Subsidized Creed II With $16 Million in Tax Breaks, Even Though It Mostly Takes Place in California
The movie moves the Rocky franchise from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. So it's an apt metaphor for Pennsylvania's film subsidy program.
Hollywood, just like Amazon, shops around for massive deals from the government that the rest of us have to pay for.
Buy your own roses! Pay for your own fake romances!
Many subsidies for the film industry cost taxpayers more and create even less.
"Who would have ever figured: Hollywood comes to Onondaga, right?" Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at 2014 launch.
How Pennsylvania Taxpayers are Forced to Pay for Hollywood Hits Like Split (And Misses Like The Last Airbender)
M. Night Shyamalan has made millions off his sometimes-good, sometimes-bad movies, and millions more from taxpayers in Pennsylvania.
Millions to keep Nashville on the air after cancellation.
Hollywood, NFL lobby to block law in Georgia to the cheers of the left.
Big screen and small get big benefits at taxpayer expense.
Want to know how much of your money paid for Best Picture-winner Birdman? Too bad!
Governments do their job of propping up the rich
The privileged win. The people lose.
Just flushing money away
Got $27 million in state tax credits; grossed $12.7 million opening weekend
Speedshape's offices were vacated in November 2012
But, but ... Hollywood!
Tax credits for favored industries extended
Canada's attracted Hollywood for TV shows and films for the last decade plus