Missouri Motion Media Association membership fees help us pay for promotional events and lobbyists. Our organization is run by volunteers.
Being a member gets you added to our monthly email, covering board meeting minutes, lobbying and education efforts, as well as getting a heads up about Missouri Motion Media Association, Film in Missouri, and other film industry events. Members also get invited to exclusive events and discounts at events. Membership also includes eligibility to join Film in MO's board of directors.
Student memberships are $25.90 and individual memberships are $51.50. Help us out and stay up to speed on what Film in Missouri and MOMMA are doing.
FILM IN MO accepts direct donations to support or efforts to build up a film incentive program in Missouri. FILM IN MO is all volunteer run, all donations go to the costs involved with hiring lobbyists and forwarding legislation good for the state and good for the industry. Thank you for your support!
* FILM IN MO / Missouri Motion Media Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization and contributions made are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions.
Make your voice known. In just a few minutes you can use the links we provide to find your legislators' email addresses and our universal advocacy letter to write your Missouri Representative and Senator supporting the statewide film incentive, the Show MO Act.
We’ll work to keep you informed as bills that are important to the motion media industry move through the committee process and which ones contain our bills. The bottom line is the more voters legislators hear from, the more they will realize film in Missouri is good for all of Missouri.
Don't Missourians deserve a share of the expanding worldwide entertainment market?
Sign up for our newsletter and stay informed about FILM IN MO events, activities, fund drives and industry news pertaining to Missouri.
The newsletter will keep you informed as bills that are important to the motion media industry move through the committee process. It will also contain other efforts you can join to help create an interest in and supporting our legislation and industry efforts.
We have three levels of FILM IN MO sponsorships for organizations and businesses. We proudly display our sponsors' organizational logos on our home and organization sponsors' page.
Sponsors also get a free membership for one person in the organization. Members also get invited to exclusive events and discounts at events. Membership also includes eligibility to join FILM IN MO / Missouri Motion Media Association Board of Directors.
Major Motion members - $500
Star members - $300
Cameo members - $200
FILM IN MO is volunteer run. All funds go to education, events, and lobbying.
It all starts in the Missouri House but ends in the Senate. The link below will take you to the Missouri House of Representatives Webpage. In the bottom left you see a box that says find your legislator.
Put in your address and city and the app will take you to a page showing you both your state representative and state senator. Click on either and their email address and office room number will be found at the bottom left of their page. If email is not your cup of tea, by all means call them or send them a classic letter. Telephone numbers and mailing addresses are found there too.
Craft your own letter or copy and paste our template below. But let them know that you want them to support – the Show MO Act manufacturing entertainment in Missouri.
Email subject line: Support Manufacturing Entertainment In Missouri
Email Body: (Month) (Day) (Year)
The Honorable (First name) (Last name)
(Room Number), State Capitol
Jefferson City, MO, 65101
RE: The Show MO Act
Dear (Assembly Member/Senator) (Last name),
My name is (your first and last name) and I am a supporter of bringing more the film industry to Missouri via the Show MO Act who resides in your district.
(State why you support bill or other issue here. Choose up to three of the strongest points that support your position and state them clearly. Here are three we provide, feel free to use them)
The U.S. entertainment industry is concentrated in New York City and Los Angeles—while a cluster of smaller hubs are scattered in states and cities throughout the country. Missouri has more than 11,000 * professionals
working in the motion picture and commercial production industry. Its colleges and universities offer 38 film and digital media programs to future industry and community leaders.
Entertainment is a manufacturing industry that serves as an economic driver in both the short- and long-term. But tight production budgets require producers to search for the most cost-friendly filming locations, and incentives help secure these productions. In turn, these productions secure jobs and dollars. And not just for the film industry befits, hotels, car rentals, bars and restaurants, hardware stores, lumber, electricians, construction, catering, housewares, antique stores, security services, printing and sign services, and more also benefit, plus all that sales tax goes to the state too.
HBO TV series Sharp Objects by Kansas City native Gillian Flynn, who is also producer for the series, starring Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams and directed by Emmy winner Jean Marc Vallee. The series filmed in California and Georgia, even though it is set in Missouri. The show debuted in 2018. Ms. Flynn and the producers are willing to give testimony for a film incentive program for Missouri. Average direct spend-- $350,000/day in Georgia. Why are we losing out on that money just due to bad policy?
(Include a personal story if you can. Tell your representative why the issue is important to you and how it affects you, your family, and your community.)
I want you to vote for the Show MO Act. Please let me know your stance on this issue, I hope you support this important economic bill too.
Film in Missouri is good for all of Missouri.
Sincerely, YOUR NAME
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Film in Missouri is good for all of Missouri