Saturday, March 26, 2011
(J.D. 2009, New York Law School) has published Note, Financing Film Through Aggressive Tax Incentives — A Losing Proposition for the States?
, 19 Cardozo Pub. L. Pol’y & Ethics J. 229 (2010):
Because the interests of the producers and the states are diametrically opposed—the former vying for bigger incentives and the latter for greater returns on their investment—aggressive competition among the states favors the producers to the detriment of the states. If competition presists (or increases) it may even become a challenge to hold on to the gains already made, let alone succssfully build entirely new industries. States must recognize that such competition is economically detrimental to them, and that while big productions can infuse large sums of money into a local economy, better uses for state funds, which may produce greaters returns on their investment, may exist.