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Digital Production Buzz – July 19, 2012

  • Location, Location, Location!
  • Explaining Tax Incentives
  • Save Money – Shoot Local
  • Finding Tax Breaks for Production
  • Lean on Your Strengths for Moral Support

GUESTS: Marco Cordova, Melissa DeMonaco-Tapia, Joe Bessacini, and Jessica Sitomer


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This week’s show is all about LOCATION!


New interviews every week! Join Larry Jordan and Michael Horton as they talk with:

Marco Cordova, Director, Business Development and Production Planning, Entertainment Partners

Marco Cordova, Director of Business Development and Production Planning for Entertainment Partners, is an expert in tax incentives.  And tax incentives, along with production credits, are how a lot of films are being funded today. We start our “Location!” show this week with an explanation of what tax incentives are and how to find them.

Melissa DeMonaco-Tapia, Director of Sales, Fairples So Cal

Did you know that the Fairplex in Pomona, California, with column-free sound stages, a 1/4 mile drag strip, horse race track, parks, Venetian carousel, hotel, conference center….etc!… is now in the TMZ. What’s the TMZ?  It’s an amazing way to save on crew costs! Listen as Melissa DeMonaco-Tapia, Director of Sales for Fairplex, explains.

Joe Bessacini, VP, Film & TV Production Incentives, Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew offers a variety of services to the entertainment industry and VP Joe Bessacini has amassed an enormous amount of research in the area of tax incentives.  He is one of the go-to guys in this area and we’re pleased to have him on the BuZZ to give us more details on how to fund our next production.

Jessica Sitomer, President, The Greenlight Coach

All this traveling, deal-making and stress is hard on the left/right brain!  Jessica Sitomer, President of The Greenlight Coach, returns to The BuZZ to tell us about how to find and use our strengths to bolster us when the going gets rough. Learn how to give yourself some moral support.

You can’t find people or interviews like this anywhere else — it’s another fascinating show!

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