As lawmakers contemplate a bill proposing expanding Nevada’s film tax credit program, Jeremy Renner disclosed his hope that they would include northern Nevada.
The bill aims to slowly grow Nevada’s existing film tax program from $10 million yearly in film tax credits to $190 million annually over 20 years. The bulk of those credits, totaling $175 million, will be dedicated to developing two proposed production sites in Las Vegas — one at the University of Nevada and another in the Summerlin area.
Jeremy Renner Sought Lawmakers’ Help In Expanding Nevada’s Film Tax Credit To Nothern Nevada
Renner had lobbied lawmakers on Monday, May 22, for a third production campus that he claimed could rival film production studios in Atlanta and New Mexico, where he filmed a slew of films, including “Avengers.”
Unfortunately, the bill’s sponsor, Democratic Senator Roberta Lange of Las Vegas, and Brandon Birtcher, a developer who masterminded the project, told the actor that the measure had gone too far for them to make any changes or different expansions.
However, Lange stated that a potential amendment could make provision for a study that would investigate what economic benefits a northern Nevada expansion would bring. The lawmaker stated:
“It took two years to get that bill to where it is today. And so to bring in something else, a whole new idea at this point, it’s probably not going to work. But I think we need to look at it.”
Speaking on the motivation behind his lobbying, Renner, who lives in Washoe County, told Associated Press, “I have a desire and want to…speak up for people in Elko [County], people up here in Washoe, that we also deserve the opportunity to reap the benefits of building studios, jobs, [and] infrastructure for the film industry. And that’s my main impetus to be here.”
The “Hawkeye” lead subsequently shared a picture of him at the Nevada Assembly on Instagram, writing in the caption, “This is me staying quiet, listening, observing [the] local government that represent[s] all of Nevada. What a pleasure and honor to witness and be welcomed into policy, bills, and legislation to hopefully better represent this beautiful state and its [sic] hard-working citizens… 🙏🏻 #thankyou.”
The move was immediately applauded by over 64k people, one of whom penned in the comments, “Always something new and interesting with You!!” A second person queried, Is there anything that you don’t do? Way to go, Jeremy,” and a third exclaimed, “That’s Awesome! Making a difference!!”
“Maybe you should run for Congress. You have influence and a heart to restore homes,” a fourth fan advised Renner. Meanwhile, this netizen, who had their eye on something else, commented, “Mighty fancy walking stick, Mr. Renner. Kudos to you and your miraculous recovery. God bless.”
The Strongest Avenger Is Determined To ‘Push Through The Pain’ In His Recovery Journey
Renner has continued to recover after miraculously surviving being trapped under a 14,000-pound snow plow earlier this year. As The Blast reported, he had sustained severe injuries, including over 30 broken bones, leading to an intense therapy session.
Throughout the process, the “Mission Impossible” star has kept his 20.8 million Instagram followers in the loop, often sharing clips of him working out. In a recent update, he uploaded a video of him warming up with a few techniques in anticipation of the upcoming exercise session.
The 52-year-old wore a black long-sleeved hoodie, gray shorts, and colorful gym shoes as he moved from side to side and squatted in the footage. While seeing him moving almost effortlessly was great, the accompanying caption caught his fans’ eyes. The Screen Actors Guild Awards winner typed:
“UPDATE: I’ve decided to push through the pain of progress (this damn shattered tibia) and take the new parts for a tiny test drive. The body is miraculous…Even though I feel like the Tin Man, needing oil for all my new joints (hips, knees, ankles, tibia etc). Encouraged after this warm up to press on (don’t tell my PT).”
“Be careful not to overdo it & set yourself back. Smart progress is more important than super-fast progress,” one netizen wrote. A second person declared, “Proud of you but did make sure to listen to the doc’s orders,” a third added, “Looking great! Just don’t push TOO hard and end up causing more damage!!”