Some say Governor Jim Doyle axed the state’s film tax incentive program as a way to slap down then Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton, who had championed the program designed to get more film makers to do their thing in Wisconsin. The program offered film makers a tax-credit and a 25 percent rebate on film expenses and when Doyle stupidly and prematurely axed the program, I’d thought film making in Wisconsin would pretty much come to and end. That may be true for big-name artists. Thankfully, there are still some independent artists out there willing to make films in Wisconsin.
Imagine my surprise to learn they’re making movies again in my old hometown of Oshkosh. Check it out – and support the art of film making in Wisconsin by following the artists on Twitter and Facebook.