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State lawmakers want to put Florida back on the silver screen by rebooting the state’s film incentives program. Some lawmakers are tired of watching films about Florida being shot in other states.

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In Madison, Florida, a crew is filming the movie “Prayer Never Fails.” It’s the story of a small town high school basketball coach who is fired from his job after praying with one of his players. It’s also the story of  a small production group trying to make a film in a state that provides few incentives.

Opponents of tax incentives for the film industry scored a de-facto victory in the 2015 legislative session’s surprise ending. But  American’s for Prosperity is bracing for the sequel.

Republican Senator Nancy Detert is at odds with the libertarian leading Americans For Prosperity. The lobby group opposes Detert’s efforts to reign in film incentives, and says her proposal calling for projects to be ranked—doesn’t go far enough.