An effort is underway by some members of Jacksonville’s entertainment industry for lawmakers to put more money into the state’s film incentive program.
In 2010, the legislature approved nearly $300 million in tax credits to lure more productions to the state.
Just three years later, most of that money is said to be either gone or spoken for, leaving Florida unable to compete with other states.
62-year-old Dean Phillippi works as a part-time actor in Jacksonville. He’d like to get more work here, but he says the state makes that difficult.