Letter: Why give movie companies breaks?

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed a bill

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed a bill into law tripling the tax credits available to companies specializing in postproduction, including film editing, visual effects, color correction, and sound editing and mixing. (March 27, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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Why do Democrats see the benefit of tax breaks for Hollywood ["More tax breaks for TV, film postproduction," Business, July 26]?

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo acknowledges that the benefit of enticing movie companies to film locally increases jobs and tax revenues. But why does this only apply to the film industry?

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This same strategy would work for other industries and even for individuals. Could it be because Hollywood is a major donor to Democratic causes?

Michael Castellano, Glen Head


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