On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, J.C. Bradbury, a professor of economics at Kennesaw State University, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to break down how Hollywood is using Georgia’s secretive film tax credit for its own gain.
“We can’t see exactly who is benefiting from this … I do think that there may be some high-up players who are actually directly involved in film tax credits and they may be personally benefiting from them,” Bradbury said. “You do have to wonder what’s driving it, in particular when the program itself is not open to sunshine. We’re giving out film tax credits but we don’t know who’s buying or selling.”
Hollywood is a political business that can use Georgian money back to fund leftist endeavors, Bradbury warned.
“If you’re in Hollywood, you’re in the business of telling stories and I don’t necessarily mean telling stories like telling lies, but I mean you can help get public messages out and I’m sure that’s a big part of what they’re doing,” Bradbury said.
“The people who are receiving the film tax credits are very savvy about it. They know what they’re doing and you almost have to admire them. They’ve created a perfect program that allows them to come in and take money out of conservative Georgians pockets and send it to liberal Hollywood and have everyone laugh about it.”