WHEREAS, various locations in South Carolina are frequently chosen as sites for the shooting of films; and
WHEREAS, there is no indigenous film industry in South Carolina to produce and export film and television products to the rest of the country and world; and
WHEREAS, an indigenous film industry would bring various individuals critical to the industry's success who would contribute to South Carolina's economy; and
WHEREAS, ancillary commercial sectors that would benefit from an indigenous film industry in South Carolina include, among others, banking, insurance, software engineering, media, real estate, entertainment, food and beverage, accommodations, tourism, construction; and
WHEREAS, the film industry offers tremendous potential benefits to South Carolina with virtually no adverse impact on the State's natural resources.
NOW, THEREFORE, , I hereby establish the South Carolina Film Industry Task Force ("Task Force") to determine the feasibility of establishing a film industry in South Carolina, and, if such development is feasible, to provide to the Governor and the General Assembly recommendations for developing a film industry in South Carolina. The twenty member Task Force shall:
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 6TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2002.
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