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Florida Matters More Podcast: Florida's Film Industry

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This week on Florida Matters, we talk about the film industry in Florida. Florida cancelled its tax credits for film makers in 2016 -- and now industry observers say some big productions are moving to places like Georgia, which are still giving out big financial incentives. But several studies have come out saying state support for the film industry might not be worth the money, including one from Florida's Office of Economic and Demographic Research, which showed a return on investment of just 18 cents per dollar spent by the state.

In this podcast, we're continuing our conversation with Sarasota Herald Tribune reporter Jimmy Geurts; Tyler Martinolich, Hillsborough County Film Commissioner; and Tony Stopperan, a filmmaker  based in Sarasota.
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Robin is Senior Editor at WUSF, spearheading the station's podcasting initiatives and helping to guide the vision for special reporting projects and creative storytelling. She created The Zest, the station's podcast that's all about food, which she continues to host and serve as senior producer.