Some members of the Lifetime series “Army Wives,” filmed in Charleston, rallied at a South Carolina Film Alliance meeting over the weekend and pushed for more incentives in the state’s film industry. Wendy Davis plays Lt. Colonel Joan Burton on “Army Wives” and says she doesn’t think people realize how much the film industry means for the state.
“The tax incentives are worth it. Look at how many people come here because they actually saw South Carolina on a television show or a movie, and they said, ‘Hey, wow, look at how beautiful that place is,'” says Davis.
That’s one reason why Davis, along with other cast members, from the series attended Sunday’s South Carolina Film Alliance meeting calling for lawmakers to step up. Davis says the cast should not have to ask for more incentives every year, considering how much the film and television industry does for the state’s economy. The meeting was to encourage other people in the state to push for more incentives, creating more stability for film to stay in South Carolina.
“There are other states that offer fabulous tax incentives,” says Davis.
The General Assembly did override the governor’s veto last month, keeping these tax incentives in the state.