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Illinois Film Production Services Tax Credit Act

October 22, 2009

In 2003 Illinois introduced a wage-based tax credit for film producers. In December of 2008 Illinois passed the Illinois Film Production Tax Credit Act, offering producers a credit of 30% of all “qualified expenditures,” including post-production, and has no expiration. To promote growth and job opportunities in the Illinois film industry, the Act is to beneficial to […]

Dead Celebrities: Use of Another’s Likeness in Film Under The Illinois Right of Publicity Act

October 20, 2009

Whether the image, voice, likeness or identity of deceased celebrities or lesser-known individuals may be exploited in commercial endeavors turns on the analysis of the individual’s “right of publicity” or the ability of the individual’s heirs to control that right. Generally speaking, analysis of right of publicity law presents significant challenges since there is no […]