Jan 5, 2010 9:38 PM by John Romero
Newly proposed legislation could provide a boost to the Colorado film making industry. On Tuesday morning, Governor Ritter announced legislation that would make the states current film incentive program less restrictive and also create new jobs. Pete Schuermann, an Emmy award winning director says it's time Colorado steps up to the plate to get that Hollywood dollar. "That's a lot of work for industry people, for grips and for photographers and all kinds of different positions." he explains.
It's something Greg Tabuteau knows well. As owner of Buckskin Joe's for more than 30 years he's seen movie after movie filmed on his property. But lately that well has dried up. "We need some help. Something like this would be a great boost for Colorado in every respect." He hopes this new legislation could get the movie studios back on his lot. "I'm very happy to hear about Governor Ritter putting some money towards movie production because I think it's going to pay off many times over if we get the movie business back in Colorado." he says, "We badly need it."
Both men agree this proposed legislation would be a big boost to all involved. "I just see win-win all over all of this because not only do people relocate, but there's that touristy thing where crews will come in here and like it." says Schuermann. Tabuteau agrees, "We hire a lot of local people and the people really enjoy seeing the movies being made so it's a win-win situation for us and for the state of Colorado and everybody concerned."