Christopher Tidmore, Candidate

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Broadway South Needs Your Help

Contact: Christopher Tidmore, 504-734-0954,

The Broadway South tax credits are just one vote away from becoming law. And, the support of every concerned voter will make the difference whether or not this great economic development tool passes or fails.

Early next week, the entire Louisiana House of Representatives will vote on the package that will extend the film tax credits to live, legitimate performances: music concerts, jazz, theater, cabaret, ballet, and opera.

There are enough votes to pass the measure--without damaging amendments that would undermine the incentives of Broadway South--if all the members of the Louisiana House Republican Caucus and Legislative Black Caucus stick together and support the measure, as the leaders of each caucus have asked.

"The tax credits will benefit all of Louisiana," Broadway South President Roger Wilson said. "National tours, whether they be country music stars like Tim McGraw or theatrical performances like the Lion King, will have the financial incentive to launch their tours in Louisiana. And, all the related services they need, from travel agents to book the tours to catering to set design will be built by Louisianians-- thanks to the way the tax credits are written.

Broadway South's Christopher Tidmore also noted, "The infrastructure credits will help historic theaters around Louisiana, like the Crowley Opera House, live again. Linked with the production tax credits, many small towns will have the resources to become the next Branson, Missouri. And, cities like Lake Charles, Shreveport, and Lafayette, will be poised to become tourist magnates for theater and music." Tidmore is currently a candidate for the District 82 State Representative Seat vacated by the term limited Steve Scalise.

From, you can email your legislator directly and tell him or her to vote for Broadway South.

Posted by ctidmore at June 22, 2007 4:21 PM

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