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Burt Reynolds blames Gov. Rick Scott for Florida’s dying film industry


According to movie star Burt Reynolds, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is “dumber than a peach orchard sow” for squandering the state’s film industry.

The Smokey and the Bandit star, who grew up in Palm Beach County and now now lives in Tequesta, told Local 10 that Scott isn’t doing enough to help Florida’s faltering film industry.

Last July the state’s tax incentive expired, taking away the allocated $296 million in tax credits for film and television productions to come and shoot in the Sunshine State.

“More films should be shot here,” Reynolds told Local 10. “It’s not Florida’s fault, because Florida’s got everything, you know? It’s the governor.”

See more at Orlando Weekly.


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