Spike lee is seeking $3 Million in
corporate welfare tax payer assistance to make his next film entitled “Chiraq”. DNAinfo reports:
On Wednesday, the South Side alderman asked Lee’s representatives at a meeting with the Illinois Film Office and city department of special events about how much of a tax break the Amazon Studios production hopes to collect.
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“They said $3 million,” Burns (4th) said. “I said, ‘You recognize that by seeking public support that gives us a seat at the table.’
They had no response to that.”
Doesn’t Chicago have more pressing needs for $3 Million than to hand it to a millionaire filmmaker? Maybe that cash could be used to keep a school open instead of paying a millionair’s salary.
Lee’s film “Chiraq” is set to
exploit deal with the tragic issue of violence in the black communities of Chicago.