Dakota Fanning Film Stirs Censors

From StarNewsOnline.com, the voice of Southeastern North Carolina,

Citing the controversy surrounding the Dakota Fanning film Hounddog, the leader of the state Senate Republicans, Sen. Phil Berger, says he wants the government to review scripts before cameras start rolling in North Carolina.

That system would apply only to films seeking the state’s lucrative filmmaker incentive, which refunds as much as 15 percent of what productions spend in North Carolina from the state treasury.

“Why should North Carolina taxpayers pay for something they find objectionable?” said Berger, who is having proposed legislation drafted.

Why is a Republican talking censorship? Why doesn’t a Republican respect the free market system for weeding out garbage? In the process of applying for a tax credit in the state, there has been a requirement that a copy of the script be included with the tax credit application. The state wants to see see whether it conforms to the budget and schedule information producers are required to provide.

We want to see if this film is doable and a good investment for the people of the state.

I am amazed that things have gone this far, that censorship is just one more small step.

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Property Rights Mover Mike

One Response to “Dakota Fanning Film Stirs Censors”

  1. The kicker is that North Carolina state officials did review Hounddog, and found nothing wrong with it. So this new law would have had no effect whatsoever on the movie.

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