Conn. film industry urges state support

AP News
Posted: Feb 14, 2012 2:57 PM
Conn. film industry urges state support

State lawmakers and film industry leaders are urging Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature to continue supporting and promoting the Connecticut film industry.

Waterbury Democrat Rep. Jeffrey Berger joined members of the commerce committee at a news conference Tuesday to thank the governor for supporting the state's film tax credit and digital media industry. Former state House Speaker James Amann and industry professionals joined Berger in urging measures to help strengthen the state's film industry. Amann said it's important for the state to forge relationships with Connecticut colleges and unions to create and sustain a local work force.

In his budget Malloy proposes to eliminate funding for film industry training. Berger said that he and other legislators will work with the governor's office to address the proposal.