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Nicolas Cage supports Nevada film tax credit bill

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A cameo by actor Nicolas Cage lent some pizazz to a hearing in the Nevada Legislature on a bill proposing tax incentives to entice filmmakers to produce in the Silver State. 

The appearance by the "Leaving Las Vegas" star came as lawmakers discussed a proposal that would allow filmmakers to apply for tax credits up to $6 million per production. If approved, the filmmaker could then sell that tax credit to another Nevada business to use as a discount on their taxes. 

Critics claim the projected grandiose economic benefit is really a fantasy that will end up costing the state. 

The committee took no action.

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