Sarah Fleming 
Member since Jul 25, 2013

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Re: “Tale of Two Plans

If there's any confusion out there about this being Jonathan's idea, maybe this will help. It's a Memphis Flyer article from 2008 about the Memphis Art Park - something Jonathan had been working on for 2 years at that point... it's now 2016...…

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Posted by Sarah Fleming on 09/23/2016 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Played Out

Thought it was worth linking the original piece that inspired Christopher's article.…

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Posted by Sarah Fleming on 05/21/2015 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Out of the Picture

I don't think this has anything to do with whether or not you like movies, or whether or not an incentive package should cover out-of-state salaries, etc. What it has to do with is the fact that MEMPHIS TAX PAYERS ARE ACTIVELY CONTRIBUTING TO A FUND THAT CONTINUES TO DENY THEM BENEFITS. So, basically Nashville is cheating us - and not just us, but the entire rest of the state. It's no surprise, but I'd sure like it to stop. It makes no sense that Memphis tax payers should continue to contribute to a growing film/entertainment market in Nashville when they receive no benefit from their contribution. Since the STATE is incentivizing Nashville-based productions, shouldn't the entire STATE benefit? If the TV show Nashville is doing wonders for their tourism market, perhaps Nashville should kick some of that income back to the state! Ha! In reality what I'd really like to see is something like what Christina discusses above - there's got to be some way to localize this whole thing. Nashville's never gonna have our back, so Memphis needs to find ways to look after itself!

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Posted by Sarah Fleming on 07/25/2013 at 7:24 PM


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