THE FUTURE OF FILM IN ARIZONA

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Raised by 47 people in 7 months
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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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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