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Texas Film Commission To Boost Gaming Incentives

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AUSTIN (AP) - The Texas Film Commission has decided to boost incentives to attract more video game jobs.

Commission director Evan Fitzmaurice says the change, effective Aug. 28, will bring incentives for the gaming industry to the same level offered for film and television projects.

The Austin American-Statesman reported Wednesday that video game companies can apply for reimbursement of up to 15 percent of eligible in-state spending paid to Texas residents. The previous reimbursement rate was 5 percent.

California-based Electronic Arts last month announced plans to expand its EA Sports division and add 300 jobs in the Austin area, bringing its total to about 750 positions. EA Sports developed games including “Madden NFL” and “FIFA Soccer.”

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