A Hollywood actress and Iowa native hopes to help revitalize Iowa’s film industry after the state’s film office was shut down by a scandal two years ago.
Tanna Frederick, originally from Mason City, has founded “Project Cornlight,” which aims to develop Iowa-based films showcasing in-state talent. The goal is to produce at least one independent film in Iowa each year.
Frederick says Iowa’s film industry took a big hit after then-Governor Chet Culver suspended the film tax credit program after reports of abuse and mismanagement.
“It left people sad and uninspired when the film industry just suddenly dropped out of Iowa,” Frederick says. “A lot of people were really excited that there was starting to be art in the state and films in the state. That took the rug out from under people’s feet who were really excited about being in the film industry.”
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