Motion Picture and Television Board
Function: To develop the motion picture and television industries in Minnesota.
In October, 1983 Gov. Rudy Perpich announced that the Minnesota Motion Picture and Television Board would receive $60,000 in public money for its efforts that year. We became the 49th state to establish and fund an agency to promote movie production in the state.
The Board was organized as a nonprofit organization with contributions from the private sector which asked "where the state was", and several foundations said that if the state was brought into the picture, they would also come in. This began the private/public partnership. (from a Committee Hearing report, September 26, 1985). MN's Board is unique in that it is mandated to match public funds with private funds.
In 1989 The Minnesota Motion Picture and Television Board changed its name to the Minnesota Film Board and named a new executive director.
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