Saturday, February 14, 2009

I'd Like THIS Deal

Maybe Ted Kanavas thinks this is a good thing.

So do I--if this were the deal I got:

When the "Public Enemies" production blew out of town last year, state taxpayers gave the movie company back almost every penny it had invested in Wisconsin, according to the state Department of Commerce.

NBC Universal received $4.6 million in incentives from state taxpayers for the Johnny Depp film about 1930s gangster John Dillinger. That eats up almost all of the estimated $5 million the film company spent in Wisconsin, according to Zach Brandon, the No. 3 official at the Commerce Department.

"It's a wash," he said

My family spends a lot of money in Wisconsin. Where's MY incentive-rebate?


yoSAMite said...

Post a video and submit an invoice.

Deekaman said...

The ineptitude of Wisconsin government never ceases to amaze me.

John Foust said...

See, if we attract more movie companies to film here, we'll make it up in volume.

Jack said...

So for $400,000 we provided security (police) closed roads etc? WI probably lost money in the end.

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Riiiiiiiight, John.

I think Doylie is considering working in Hollywood after he gets bouced in 2010.