Lights, camera, tax credit! Kentucky attracts moviemakers (Lexington [Ky.] Herald-Leader) – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 340 May 7 that increased Kentucky's existing film incentive program. As of May 7, the value of the tax credit increased to 30 percent, and 35 percent if local crews are hired or if the production is filmed in a designated (usually impoverished) region of the state. … North Carolina has had a bustling film community as a result of a generous film incentive. Former Gov. Bev Perdue increased the state's incentive program in 2009 from 15 percent to 25 percent, attracting productions such as Iron Man, Hunger Games, Homeland and Under the Dome Since then N.C. has cut the program. Eldridge, who is also the CEO of the North Carolina-based production company ReelWorks Studios, attributes the cuts to the lack of understanding of the film business by current governor Pat McCrory.