Several years ago North Carolina lawmakers introduced a large tax incentive package that they hoped would lure the movie industry back to the state. By any anecdotal measure the incentive is a huge hit. Charlotte is home to several national shows and the region and state have seen some of the largest films in Hollywood come here for production. Millions and millions are spent in the state but critics say the numbers are not what they seem. So is the booming film industry in our state worth the incentive? We'll examine that question and look at a rapidly growing independent film industry in our state, when Charlotte Talks.
Beth Petty - Director, Charlotte Regional Film Commission
Richard Clark - Producer, Director and Principal Partner, The INDEE
Bill Vassar - VP, Screen Gems Studios
Brent Lane - Director, Center for Competitive Economics, UNC Chapel Hill