THE FUTURE OF FILM IN ARIZONA

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Raised by 55 people in 11 months
Created August 14, 2018
If you are passionate about the future of the film industry in Arizona, we urgently need your support right now. Bringing films and TV series to Arizona is tough. Other states and countries offer all kinds of incentives, grants, and closing funds to studios and film production companies. Arizona offers zero incentives to studios and production companies.

Please donate right now to help a smart, new coordinated effort to convince our state to pass an innovative program that will bring back Arizona’s film and media industry. Please help with $5, $10 or more if you can.

Why do we want film and media production here? While they’re in production, films, videos and commercials provide jobs and spend millions of dollars at local businesses. While they’re in distribution, they provide publicity – a level of publicity that we can’t afford to buy.

Together we are raising $30,000 each year for the next three years to pay the expenses needed to pass a package of programs and future looking incentives that are designed to grow our industry here in Arizona.  Our donations will go to cover the costs of events promoting the benefits of the film and media industry to state decision-makers and to pay a lobbyist to consistently advocate for our industry down at the capital.  This is an investment in our industry, and it is how we can get this done.
 
AFMC is a non-profit organization of volunteer board members who are leaders in the Arizona film industry. Our sole purpose is to organize and grow the industry in our state.  We are convinced that we can do this via a legislative strategy that will be successful if:

• We are clear about our objectives
• We speak as one unified voice
• We build the industry from the inside out by launching “A FILM AND MEDIA SMALL BUSINESS JOBS PROGRAM BILL”
• We work with lobbyists to move our bill through the Senate, House and to the Governor’s Desk…

You can find out more about us and the details of our strategy at azfilmandmedia.org. 
Please help now by donating $5, $10 or more if you can.  Together we can bring the film industry back to Arizona!
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It may appear that updates here happen every 4 or 5 months. That's because the wheels of Government can move slowly. But move they do!

Our primary goal of creating a sustainable Film Office has been primarily successful. There is, in fact, now an Office of Film and Digital Media -- under the umbrella of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). We're very excited about that. Moreover, the ACA has committed to funding that office for the next several years. Also, we anticipate additional funding that will enable it to improve and expand.

Film and Digital Media continues to build its Reel Deals program for productions that originate both inside and outside of Arizona. A database of resources is being built. Relationships with other industries such as tourism, restaurants and hospitality will allow cross-promoting of the many positive attributes of the State of Arizona.

Your donations have enabled us to afford the lobbying support we've needed to keep this important topic in front of legislators and to open the right doors for cooperation from our representatives who might otherwise not have even known about our industry.

Our GoFundMe campaign has been successful in raising just under half of the $30,000 which was and remains our goal. While we're reluctant to go back to our donors and ask for additional support, we think that a better idea would be to ask our donors to forward the GoFundMe link to other like-minded individuals who might be willing to help us with monetary donations so that we can continue to reach for our goal.

https://tinyurl.com/yyeq98zd

Achieving our goal will allow us to fund our lobbying efforts for a whole additional year. This is a very important aspect of what we do. Lobbyists are specialists and they are essential components of any legislative initiative. We're proud to have one of the best on our side and we continue to work with them, even while the legislative session comes to recess.

Let's take this opportunity to make sure that our GoFundMe campaign is not forgotten. Let's spread the word to others. And if you have the impulse to donate again, then thanks in advance for your generosity. Otherwise, all we ask is that you forward the GoFundMe link to one, two or three of your friends who would appreciate seeing a resurgence of the Film industry in Arizona, and give a boost to the Digital Media industry as well.

https://tinyurl.com/yyeq98zd
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With gratitude to our GoFundMe campaign supporters, yesterday, February 13th, we were able to hear our case (AZ House Bill 2258) being presented in an introductory hearing in the House by lobbyist Barry Aaron's who, and I quote, was there "representing the AFMC". That was a pride-filled moment for those of us in attendance at that hearing.

As we explained when we started this campaign, hiring a professional lobbyist to represent our cause -- YOUR cause -- is critical to our success in solidifying a film and media industry in Arizona. No one is better qualified, more knowledgeable, or more dedicated than Mr. Aarons in working with our legislature toward our goals.

We're still quite a bit short of our full campaign goal, having raised about half of the full amount. We ask that you share this message with others who are like-minded, who may be able to assist us in some small way. Many small contributions from the thousands of individuals and companies who could benefit from the resurgence of our industry translates into many thousands of dollars that we could not otherwise raise to help pay the costs that are involved in pushing new legislation through the AZ House and Senate.

We appreciate your continued support!
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Good Morning, All! To date, we've raised over $11,000 toward our goal of making a decisive, positive impact on our legislators and their perception of the Arizona Film and Media Industry. That's more than a third of the way toward our goal. How awesome is that?!

We don't want to lose momentum, so please remind your friends, family and colleagues who live and work in Arizona to support our cause. If everyone donated just a small amount, it will go a long way toward reaching our goals. Thanks so much!
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