Film Incentive Bill Renewed

Representative Rosie Berger (two to the left of John Wayne) and Representative Jon Botten (4th from the right in the back row) at the Film Incentive Bill Renewal Signing.
Representative Rosie Berger (two to the left of John Wayne) and Representative Jon Botten (4th from the right in the back row) at the Film Incentive Bill Renewal Signing.

Thursday the $1 million Film Incentive Bill, Senate File 41 – also known as Fifi – passed renewal, with the help of a cowboy icon. Representative Rosie Berger, who sponsored the bill when it was first introduced four years ago, and co-sponsored it this time around with Representative Jon Botten, explains.

Berger says that with many new legislators, it was not easy getting the bill passed this session, but it's critical for persuading filmmakers to actually film in Wyoming, she says.

The Film Incentive Bill has been renewed through 2016. And as for John Wayne? Berger bequeathed him to Governor Mead, who has him standing guard by the American Flag in his oval office.

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