February 8, 2012

(Denver) – A bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders gathered on the west steps of the Capitol this morning for a rally to support film production in Colorado.  House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver) and Assistant Minority Leader Nancy Todd (D-Aurora) were joined by cinema enthusiasts and film industry members to support film incentives in Colorado to create jobs and bring more major motion picture production to our state.

“Colorado has a long history of producing excellent films,” Rep. Ferrandino said. “Movies like True Grit, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and a documentary about the House State Affairs committee, The Shining, were all filmed in Colorado.

“All kidding aside, Colorado’s beautiful mountain vistas, uniquely varied terrain, clear skies, and talented film industry professionals give us a clear edge over the other states in our region when attracting major motion pictures.  Our number one priority in the state legislature is to create and retain jobs, and film-making in Colorado offers a great opportunity to help boost our economy.”

This morning on the floor, the House unanimously passed House Joint Resolution 12-1010, in recognition of the film, television, and video gaming industry in Colorado sponsored by Rep. Todd.

“The enthusiasm shown today by supporters of this measure is exciting and infectious,” Rep. Todd said of the clapping, cheering film industry crowd that filled the House gallery.

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