The Colorado House of Representatives recently introduced HB09-1010, which would create an office to promote Colorado as a film location, and establish a film production tax credit. Proponents of the measure argue that promoting film brings revenue and promotes tourism; while opponents of the measure argue that, with Colorado’s current budget crisis, Colorado cannot afford to give tax credits. Virtually the same bill was introduced in 2008 and defeated; sponsors are trying again this year.
For information on past film production and promotion in Colorado, visit the Colorado Production Resource Guide website. For information on this hotly debated issue, see the Colorado Office of Economic Development’s reports The Impact of the Film Industry on Colorado (2003) and Film Industry Growth & Development 2005-2007 (2005).