- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - The Ocean Springs Board of Aldermen has voted unanimously to rescind the 11-page film ordinance they passed last month, which the mayor vetoed last week, and start over with encouragement from the film industry.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1QlLPi1) the detailed ordinance was considered overreach by some. It governed filming on private property, set fees and hours for filming and required disclosure about projects.

Independent film producer Wes Benton told aldermen Tuesday he pulled three projects from of the city — with a total budget of $13.3 million — when the ordinance was passed “because of the uncertainty” it caused.

Mississippi’s film commissioner, Ward Emling, came from Jackson on Tuesday to help the city draft an ordinance and permits.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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