Taxpayers paying for New TV show “Dallas” filming?

Taxpayers paying for New TV show “Dallas” filming?

The new TV serious show Dallas will debuttonight at 8:00 p.m. on TNT.  The citycouncil approved spending up to $1.2 million in taxpayer dollars to keepproduction here. That’s right, we are paying for the filming!

The city's incentive package allows for $200,000 to be paid annually to HorizonScripted Television, which is producing the show, for six years. In return, theproduction company must film 13 episodes locally that air.

According to several Dallas City Council members, Supporting the incentivepackage was easy, considering the near priceless marketing value the newversion of Dallas offers the city.

Council members were almost giddy at the prospect of a world audience seeingdowntown landmarks, the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Cowboys Stadium.

Noting the immediate economic impact of 300 jobs created and all goods used inthe show purchased in Dallas and the show  gives Dallas worldwide attention that we havenot gotten since 'Dallas' stopped.

Unlike the original, which did most of the filming in California, Topolsky saidhe plans to do all of the updated episodes in Dallas. Will you be tuning in tonight?

Dixon Wong with JP and Associate REALTORS specializes in residential home sales, home relocation, and investment portfolios in the Uptown and Central Dallas Texas real estate markets. You can reach him at 214-519-9493 or dixondfw@gmail.com. www.findyourtexashome.com


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