Florida bans movies with "non-traditional" themes from receiving tax incentives for shooting in the state

In an effort to attract filmmakers to the Sunshine state, the Florida legislature has in place financial incentives for people who make their movie here. These incentives include tax breaks and sometimes even grants, but thanks to State Rep. Stephen Precourt (R-Orlando, pictured right), the rules on who is eligible for these dollars have been modified. The original rules gave producers a five percent tax break for “Family Friendly Movies,” describing them as something that has “cross generational appeal, and something suitable for ages 5 and older, with a broad family appeal, prohibiting smoke, sex, profane language and nudity.” The revised language added by Rep. Precourt adds the words “non-traditional values” and “gratuitous violence” to the description of films not eligible for the incentives.