A new GOP legislative proposal would grant up to $5 million a year in tax credits for film production companies.

The bill would also create a State Film Office, attached to the Department of Tourism, to oversee the program, which would allow credits such as up to 25% of the salary or wages paid to employees during the year with some limitations.

Reps. David Armstrong of Rice Lake and Calvin Callahan of Tomahawk and Sen. Julian Bradley of Franklin recently circulated a co-sponsorship memo on the legislation. Wisconsin is one of five states with no film office or commission and one of ten without production incentives, according to the memo.

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