January 2022 Newsletter
Hello Members of the MPAU,
I wanted to give you an update on what all of us at the MPAU are working on at the moment. We will need your involvement to help the momentum on these various fronts, so I encourage you to please read below and click on the various links provided.
2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
The 2022 legislative session has begun, and we now have Utah State Bill 49 (SB0049), “State Film Production Incentives Amendments” being pushed through this session.
If you would like to read or track the progress of the bill, click HERE
ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY
We have received the official financial study report and you can read the full report HERE
The financial talking points can be found here HERE
VIRTUAL FILM DAY ON THE HILL - FEB 3
Due to concerns surrounding the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, our annual Film Day on the Hill will be online this year. We will be hosting a Zoom meeting to answer as many questions as we can, and provide a current update as to where we’re at with the lobbying efforts.
Please register to attend this virtual Film Day via this link HERE
This Zoom call will begin promptly at 12:00pm MST on Thursday, February 3rd.
EMAIL WRITING CAMPAIGN
The email writing campaign has started, and you should be receiving emails from Susan Edwards (one of the MPAU’s lobbyists) a few times per week.
It is critical that we all contact our local senators & representatives to ask them to support State Bill 49.
If you have not received an email from Susan yet, please let her know at email@example.com . There are a large number of people on the list this year and some of your emails may have gone to junk mail.
Here is a video that is being shared to the legislative body on how the film tax rebate works and why it's good for Utah. Click here for Video
There are a number of other things happening. The MPAU is putting together a Utah Film Caucus, and key meetings are happening between industry professionals and leadership. We will have more of an update for you all regarding those meetings at our Virtual Film Day on February 3rd.
Thank you, and as always, feel free to reach out any time,