STODOLA, The Fiscal Times
Big money goes into the movies that will be celebrated at Sunday’s Academy Awards – in 2007, the average Hollywood production cost over $106 million. What’s lesser known is that a good chunk of that funding comes from the government, which often sees film production as an attractive way to pump money into its economy. Click through the slideshow above to see eight ways that your tax dollars subsidize the film industry. Too bad you don’t get a percent of the gross in return.
The Shining, photo: Warner Brothers Pictures