OUR PURPOSE
Our collective, statewide effort is about the basics:  To provide advocacy & lobbying initiatives to the Governor’s Administration and legislators in the Tennessee House and Senate in order to increase recurring funding for our statewide film, television, music and entertainment industries. This is to positively impact thousands of jobs, sustaining families, film & television incentives, human capital development through workforce training and focused educational curricula, expansion of high-paying professions, opportunities for students after they graduate, Tennesseans owning & distributing their own content to be distributed to US & international markets, developing networks among related entertainment fields, supporting all communities benefiting from increased tourism driven by entertainment content, and increasing pragmatic resources to grow all of the above.

ALLIES ACROSS THE STATE
Core volunteers involved in the successful passing of the Visual Content Act 2006, which launched our state’s first-ever film incentives, came together from Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville and all corners of the state to support the updated, expanded Visual Content Act legislation passed in 2018 — including a lobbyist who was the primary legislative force from 2006 that championed the Visual Content Act 2006 and the appropriation that started it all, and each succeeding legislative session our statewide efforts have been responsive to both legislation and funding provided by each Governor’s Administration and state legislature. The Tennessee Entertainment Alliance is powered by pro bono volunteers who care. Your voice matters — please join with Tennessee Entertainment Alliance supporters and allies across the state.

GOALS
> Generate and sustain new opportunities for creative, business and production personnel in film, television, gaming, music, digital media, theatre, dance and related arts industries for citizens across the State of Tennessee.
> Develop greater equity and lender financing acumen and resources to help grow and sustain the entertainment industries across the State of Tennessee.
> Facilitate export of Tennessee-made projects via all distribution means to US and international markets, whereby revenues from global sources can be returned to citizens and companies in Tennessee, re-capitalizing creation, production and distribution of more properties to enable a self-sustaining entertainment industry economy.
> Support workforce development education and vocational training.
> Establish and maintain a productive and supportive relationship with the Tennessee Entertainment Commission.

FUNDAMENTAL OBJECTIVES
> Work in unison as a statewide industry, so that both the Administration and legislators see a unified and coherent voice advocating / lobbying for legislation and funding

> Advocate for increased funding for the TN Entertainment Commission’s grant rebate program
> Advocate for new types of incentives that make our state competitive so that our industry professionals do not have to go out of state for work, and so that students graduating from our college and university entertainment industry programs do not take their energy and knowledge to competing states
> Keep our presence continuously known to each Administration and the flow of legislators in the TN House and Senate
 
ONGOING ACTIONS
> Meetings with and letters to both Administration officials and legislators to increase the grant rebate funding for film, television and related entertainment industry projects
> Online platform for citizens across Tennessee to sign their support for increased funding for film, television, music & related industries.
> Egalitarian representation across the state of Tennessee.
> Establish greater relationships with legislative sponsors and supporters in TN House and Senate.
Sign here to show your support for increased, recurring funding to sustain and grow opportunities across the state of Tennessee related to film, television, video-gaming, computer-graphic imaging, music for visual content, and all integrated media.
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