Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask politicians and public servants about their jobs. This week, we address questions to the Forsyth and Guilford delegations of the NC senate about senate Bill 943, which would increase the film tax credit from 15 to 25 percent for film and television productions that shoot in North Carolina. The bill passed the senate on June 24, and now goes to the House for approval.


1. What year did the NC General Assembly pass the 15 percent film tax credit bill?

2. What is the expense threshold for film and TV productions to qualify for the tax credit?

3. True or false? In the case of an episodic TV series, an entire season of episodes is considered one production.

Correct Answers

1. 2005

2. $250,000

3. True

Phil Berger (r-guilford)

1. 2005 [ ]

2. $250,000 [ ]

3. TRue [ ]

Katie dorsett (d-guilford)

1. I don’T know. [X]

2. I don’T know. [X]

3. I don’T know. [X]

Shame: The following state senators from Guilford and Forsyth counties did not return calls: linda Garrou (D-Forsyth), Pete Brunstetter (R-Forsyth), Don Vaughan (D-Guilford) and stan Bingham (R-Guilford).