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File #: BL2022-1250    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Third Reading
File created: 5/10/2022 In control: Public Facilities, Arts, and Culture Committee
On agenda: 8/16/2022 Final action:
Title: An Ordinance to amend Title 2 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to create the Nashville Entertainment Commission.
Sponsors: Joy Styles, Ginny Welsch, Kyonzte Toombs, Robert Swope, Nancy VanReece, Delishia Porterfield, Sandra Sepulveda, Gloria Hausser, Zulfat Suara
Attachments: 1. Substitute BL2022-1250
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An Ordinance to amend Title 2 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to create the Nashville Entertainment Commission.
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WHEREAS, Tennessee's entertainment sector includes more than 28,000 workers at 1,500 businesses. Over the last decade, motion picture and video production has grown by 57 percent and music production has grown by 37 percent; and
WHEREAS, in order to manage and foster this growth, the Metropolitan Government desires create a dedicated commission to assist and support the entertainment sector in Nashville and Davidson County; and
WHEREAS, a dedicated entertainment commission would help support and promote the entertainment industry, including its workforce, business services, and talent, by recruiting new entertainment projects to the state; and by helping local productions grow and enhance business; and
WHEREAS, an entertainment commission would foster Nashville and Davidson County's entertainment economy, including film, music, television, commercials, applied design, interactive media, and video games; and
WHEREAS, further, an entertainment commission that reflects the diversity of the residents of Nashville and Davidson County is important to the success of the entertainment industry in our community; and
WHEREAS, in 2006, the State of Tennessee, via the Tennessee Film Commission, passed the Visual Content Act to compete with cities and states that already had or would soon create film incentives in the form of rebates, and/or transferable tax credits; and
WHEREAS, the Tennessee Film Commission subsequently changed its brand to the Tennessee Entertainment Commission to include other entertainment industries; and
WHEREAS, in 2018 the Tennessee Entertainment Commission and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development ("ECD") proposed and secured the passage of legislation for an expansion of the Visual Content Act to enable incentives to include feature films, television, video games, animation, digital entertainment and ...

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