Save NY Film & TV Tax Credits! Albany Rally Today

I should of posted this days ago, but as today was day that was already filled with commitments I knew I couldn't go, but if one of you reading this blog decides to go, I will feel a whole lot better.  So please, if you can, drop what you are doing, rsvp as directed below, get on the bus, and tell our representatives what you think.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Lincoln Park, Albany, NY

Street Address: Corner of Park Avenue and South Swan Street (Map)

The event basically breaks down as follows:
11am - Truck Rally
Noon - Press Conference
The press conference will be taking place on the West Capitol steps, which is approximately a 15-minute walk from Lincoln Park.

Buses will be leaving for Albany from two mid-town Manhattan locations (42nd St & 3rd Av, and 33rd St & 8th Av), and one Brooklyn location (Steiner Studios). The buses leave at 6am sharp.
The buses are free and there is also free parking at Steiner. However, you must RSVP to Rachel Weiser (info below) if you are planning on traveling on one of the buses.

Buses will be headed back to NYC from Albany at 2pm from Lincoln Park.
If you are driving to the event separately - please get there at 11am. There will be parking at Lincoln Park.

We encourage all to attend this event.
For more information, please contact the on-site coordinator, Rachel Weiser at:
rachelweiser@yostgoldconsulting.com
(512) 497-7492

Save NY Film & TV Nexo Group

I have been wanting to explore Nexo, and now have the perfect reason to do so -- thanks to Derek Yip.  Derek's started a "Save NY Film & TV" social network on Nexo.  To join, go here:

http://savenewyorkfilmandtv.nexo.com/
This group was established to be a resource for updates on the latest developments and organizational efforts to save the production tax incentives for motion picture industry in New York State and New York City. Now that we understand how vital the incentives are to our livelihood, hopefully this group can be a unified front to call for transparency and accountability in the incentive programs and to further educate ourselves about them.

01. Although not mandatory, we hope all new members will briefly introduce themselves. This is so we can understand what kind of a stake you have in the future of New York's economy.

02. Posts here should be on the topic of the New York production incentives and how it relates to New York's economy. Although it's fine to reference your projects in relation to this, please refrain from blatant promotion of your projects, your company, job offers, job requests, or links to such. Links to articles covering the latest news on the production incentives are encouraged.

03. Lively discussion and intelligent debate is welcome, but please refrain from ad hominem attacks. Please carefully proof and re-read what you are about to send before posting out to the group.

04. If you haven't done so, you are encouraged to go to the following link and sign: http://www.petitiononline.com/Zablocki/

05. Write and mail letters to your elected officials for an additional impact:

• Download a template for your letter:
http://trevanna.com/nypa/images/misc/crew_letter_2009.doc

• Write to Governor Paterson:
http://www.ny.gov/governor/contact/index.html

• Write to your Assemblyperson:
http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/

• Write to your Senator:
http://www.senate.state.ny.us/senatehomepage.nsf/senators?OpenForm