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Hillsborough will try to lure The Infiltrator film with $250K subsidy listen

03/05/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Tampa, film, Movies, IIFA, Hillsborough County Commission, subsidies

The Hillsborough County Commission is going into show business. Wednesday the board committed a quarter of a million dollars in subsidies to lure a feature film called The Infiltrator. It’s based on a non-fiction book set mainly in Tampa by a local author who worked for the Drug Enforcement agency investigating banks laundering money for Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel.

Commissioner Ken Hagan says the county’s financial incentive to snare the film is about a third of what was originally d...

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The Message Behind This Summer's Movie Releases

07/05/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Today on Radioactivity, host Rob Lorei shares a [segment][1] on films from KCRW's show To the Point and talks with listeners about this summer's movie releases - exploring themes of the apocalypse, class warfare, comedies and the meaning behind some of these films. Ten big releases of 2013 were all doomsday inspired films. Check out this Daily Beast [article][2] to find out which ones made the list. Also take a look at last week's box office release [list][3]. Listen to the full show above...

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