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Opinion piece blasts Pennsylvania’s incentive program for touring productions


Pennsylvania’s film tax credit program, wasting about $60 million annually, has a winner-picking sequel: a similar program for touring productions that build, rehearse and perform stage shows in the state.

A law passed last summer that says “has finally kicked into gear” primarily benefits firms in tiny Lititz, Lancaster County. It became “a hotbed of production expertise 51 years ago” with a couple’s “pioneering work” on sound systems. A British stage-building firm arrived in 1978, followed by a scenic-design firm in the early 1990s and others since, working for such acts as Beyonce, Bruno Mars, U2, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Roger Waters and AC/DC.

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