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Re: “Faux Business: Hallmark Loves Vermont but Shoots Its Christmas Films Elsewhere

What the article fails to mention, is that the US dollar is worth more in Canada.
When an American company or a tourist come to Canada with $1000 dollars to spend, it is worth $1350+/- depending on the bank rate of the day. That buying power, along with tax incentives makes a difference to the bottom line of film production costs.

Cheers
Bill Shattuck / Canada

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Posted by Bill Shattuck on 12/21/2018 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Faux Business: Hallmark Loves Vermont but Shoots Its Christmas Films Elsewhere

Wait, we didn't actually go to endor to shoot star wars?

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Posted by doom on 12/21/2018 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Faux Business: Hallmark Loves Vermont but Shoots Its Christmas Films Elsewhere

For those that remember, when Don Johnson filmed a movie in Hyde Park the greedy legislature tried to pass a law where VT wanted to collect income tax on all of his income whether it was earned in VT or elsewhere.
Unfortunately the voters keep reelecting the same people

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Posted by ConcernedVter on 12/21/2018 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Faux Business: Hallmark Loves Vermont but Shoots Its Christmas Films Elsewhere

Even the movie industry can't afford to be in Vermont.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 12/21/2018 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Faux Business: Hallmark Loves Vermont but Shoots Its Christmas Films Elsewhere

Christopher Larrow blame Vermont for its own lack of Hollywood participation....I know all to well: the lack of tax incentives, and the many road blocks Vermont places on shooting anywhere here - I know- I have tried- hoping to shoot a film in and around Waterbury- permit nightmare. So blame the Vermont Film Commision- WAIT- YOU CAN'T- CAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ONE!!!!!!!! The state can blame itself for being blacklisted by any major fiim shoot- for a long time now. the reason many state have a healty relationship with Hollywood? YOU COME HERE AND SPEND- and will award you with taxes on the dollar.

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Posted by Sean Moran 1 on 12/20/2018 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Faux Business: Hallmark Loves Vermont but Shoots Its Christmas Films Elsewhere

Unfortunately, Vermont is not a good environment for jobs in the entertainment industry as a whole. We had to leave Vermont and come to California to find a PAYING job in my field--entertainment/theater costuming and wardrobe. Vermont is where I'd much rather be. But bills have to be paid.

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Posted by MarthaJo Walton on 12/20/2018 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Faux Business: Hallmark Loves Vermont but Shoots Its Christmas Films Elsewhere

What's gonna happen to GenCorp?

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Posted by 8valvegrowl on 12/20/2018 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Faux Business: Hallmark Loves Vermont but Shoots Its Christmas Films Elsewhere

Hollywood helped ruined Vermont.

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Posted by Christopher Larrow on 12/20/2018 at 1:24 AM

Re: “'Mister Chris and Friends,' Slow TV for Children on Vermont PBS

Certainly not my cup of tea, but I can see how kids would be entertained and taught science, nature, and how to deal with feelings. I'm not familiar with children's television (hey, I'm 61!). But, I think that anything that concentrates on the kids instead of trying to sell them something is a good thing.

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Posted by Steve Arrants on 11/22/2018 at 8:06 PM
Posted by John Gallagher on 11/22/2018 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Vermonter Writes for Russian News Website With Shady Ties

Absolutely a link between Marxism and Russian/Chinese communism...and even North Korea. The idea that all must work for the collective, and all must be equal, and free exchange of goods and services absolutely stifles individual creativity, innovation, and the pure joy of individual accomplishment and seeking advancement. Marxisim is what whips up extreme liberals to take up arms and seek communism and become a Borg. Of this guy hates democracy and a capitalistic society that gives home a nice place to live like VT, perhaps he should move to whatever Marxist utopia he chooses. And Jefferson and Lincoln were not Marxist, nor is Trump a hero of Democracy, anymore than Putin is a true Communist (both just use the systems for personal and family gain). And Snowden is no hero either - he is a criminal who appointed himself as the judge of what to expose or not - not his call...60 Minutes actually did an expose a year before Snowden leaked his info on the NSA data collection room in California -it just didnt get much traction. Clearly this guy has a chip on his shoulder as he keeps posting in support of himself days after the article has run.

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Posted by James Berry on 10/10/2018 at 6:26 AM

Re: “Vermonter Writes for Russian News Website With Shady Ties

Soujanya Sinha Roy Seven Days Editors , think most of the people are intellectually so bankrupt that they dont understand the difference between marxism and Putinocrasy, Trumping and democracy. If people like jefferson or lincoln were born today, they also may be charged like Edward Snowden. All you journalists care is about the Pax Americana, which is all about muscle power. Soujanya Sinha Roy, from Kolkata, India

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Posted by Luis Lazaro Tijerina on 10/09/2018 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Vermonter Writes for Russian News Website With Shady Ties

"Mr. Tijerina is forthcoming about his affinity for Marxism and Russian culture. It isn't surprising that he is supported by tentacles of the Russian government."
I hate to break it to you, but today's Russian government is not Marxist.

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Posted by Bryan Alexander on 10/09/2018 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Vermonter Writes for Russian News Website With Shady Ties

Dear Katie,
Thank you for a thorough and insightful article. I appreciate the perspectives of Professor McKenna, The New York Times and Mr. Tijerina himself.
Mr. Tijerina is forthcoming about his affinity for Marxism and Russian culture. It isn't surprising that he is supported by tentacles of the Russian government. It's important that journalists expose these alliances.
Great job 7 days!

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Posted by Margaret Trueman on 10/09/2018 at 6:14 AM

Re: “Vermonter Writes for Russian News Website With Shady Ties

Obvious, you had an agenda before you wrote this story on Luis L Tijerina

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Posted by Gail Strand on 10/07/2018 at 11:23 PM

Re: “Vermonter Writes for Russian News Website With Shady Ties

Look at all these Russians showing up in the comments!

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Posted by stellaquarta on 10/05/2018 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Vermonter Writes for Russian News Website With Shady Ties

This is the most bizarre comment section I've ever seen. Where are these people coming from?

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Posted by B. Alan on 10/05/2018 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Vermonter Writes for Russian News Website With Shady Ties

The article seems rushed and hollow, and I don't think it's in the usual standard of Seven Days. I think it should be retracted.

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Posted by Victor Pinga on 10/04/2018 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Vermonter Writes for Russian News Website With Shady Ties

While Russian influence in our elections via bots on social media and propaganda is a very real and dangerous threat to our democracy, it is equally as dangerous to accuse people of pushing this propaganda on behalf of the Russian government without a real examination of the evidence. This can be not only slanderous and damaging to a person's reputation, but also lead to a scenario where the real threats slip under the cracks unnoticed and anyone who is a dissident to be labeled treasonous or thought to be conspiring with the enemy. When I read this article I went to the website in question and read several of Mr. Tijerina's pieces, none of which were particularly scathing, nor advocated revolution, nor seemed to advocate a pro-Russian stance. On the contrary, much of what I read was factual and unbiased, and any subjective analysis was admittedly his own. Hundreds of very similar pieces are written in U.S. media every week. To me there is a lot of salacious smoke here, but very little actual fire.

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Posted by Mr. Leahy on 10/04/2018 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Vermonter Writes for Russian News Website With Shady Ties

Katie Jinklings piece on Luis L. Tijerina is a bit fantastic and hollow, and it seems that Russians are lurking everywhere according to her and the New York Times.

I have been an art patron of Mr. Tijerina for nearly 30 years, and a combative friend who has had lively discussions with him on many subjects, politics being one of them. While we have ideological disagreements, he is a man of integrity and unwilling to compromise his integrity.

Sadly, the author of the article misses the true essence of Mr. Tijerina; writing through his lenses and experiences as he sees the world. Mr. Tijerina isnt an apologist for anyone or any cause, and his writings on American life are too honest to be published in this country, due to his acurate and critical portrayals of life in the United States.

Respectfully,

Patrick Farren

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Posted by Pat Farren on 10/04/2018 at 1:52 AM

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