Sustainable Filmmaker Antonio Saillant Opposes Gov. Christie’s Veto of Tax Breaks for Film Industry

Governor ChristieOn January 11, 2016, Senate Bill 779, which proposed to re-establish the film production tax credit program, was vetoed by Governor Christie.
In his veto statement, Christie said the state Legislature had chosen to advance "an expensive bill that offers a dubious return for the state in the form of jobs and economic impact," and that the bill would create a $60 million annual cost for the next seven years to fund film and digital media tax credits.

The State is in need of support in order to approve or look into the case for the return of vetoed Digital Media and Film Tax Credit. Senator Loretta Weinberg, a sponsor of the bill, said the incentives benefit the economy because these production groups spend money and create jobs.