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Tucson struggles to attract film industry without state incentives

Fans of the movie-making industry are still irked that Arizona legislators stopped allowing incentives to entice filmmakers six years ago and continue to rebuff efforts to reinstate them.They contend that the lack of incentives is a major reason why Pima County hasn’t come close to its potential.... Read more»

Pitch Fest to pair local film ideas with expert feedback

The second Pitch Fest Tucson will be a two-day event in which scriptwriters hone their pitches with the advice of film industry professionals. The winning prospective filmmaker gets face-time with a Hollywood producer.... Read more»

Tax credits, the sequel: Film incentives ready for another closeup

Reviving tax credits used to lure movie productions to Arizona – and expanding the program to include other forms of multimedia – would make Arizona more competitive with states such as New Mexico that offer such incentives, supporters say.... Read more»

Loft Cinema

'Goats' movie is stoned on arrival

Directed and produced by Christopher Neil in his first feature film, the story of "Goats" is based on former Tucsonan Mark Poirier’s 2001 novel. The film features a guest appearance by the Sonoran Desert.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Huppenthal interview

Interviews with John Huppenthal, state superintendent of public instruction, plus Shelli Hall of the Tucson Film Office, TREO's David Welsh and historian Ken Scoville.... Read more»