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Group hoping to revive film incentives, industry in Wis.

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A group that lobbied to hand out incentives for filmmaking in Wisconsin is looking for help from lawmakers and a new governor to revive the program and the film industry in the state.

Gov. Jim Doyle replaced the the original, more generous incentive plan that began in 2008 with a $500,000 annual grant program in the current budget. Funding cuts also eliminated two-full time and one part-time position within Film Wisconsin, the group behind the push.

Interest in filming in the state has since decreased.

Dan Fantle, from the Film Wisconsin board, says the board meets regularly and hopes to find new ways to bring production back.

 

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