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Steinbrenner grandson to produce two films and a web series in Hillsborough

The Steinbrenner family has brought seven World Series rings to New York.

But can they bring an Oscar to Hillsborough County?

The Hillsborough County Commission on Thursday approved to give as much as $540,000 in incentive money to two films and a web series to be shot locally in 2019 by Tampa-based Pinstripe Productions, which is helmed by the late-George Steinbrenner’s grandson and Tampa native Robert Molloy.

The movies titled Riff Raff and I Saw a Man With Yellow Eyes were approved for a maximum of $300,000 and $200,000 respectively, and the web series Southern Gothic Horror Series can receive up to $40,000. These productions will spend at least $5.4 million total in Hillsborough, according to agreements signed between the production company and county.

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Under the county’s production incentive program, approved projects receive up to 10 percent back on local expenditures after an audit of receipts.

“We will be creating a sustainable infrastructure of jobs for Floridians, from local industry professionals that can work in their own state, to the hotels, the food industry and local businesses,” said Kristian Krempel, a partner with Pinstripe Productions. “It will allow us to put Florida back on the world stage as a destination both for the Entertainment Industry and Tourism”

According to Pinstripe’s agreements with the county, the three productions will bring 320 jobs to Hillsborough and account for 1,405 hotel night booked throughout 40 total shooting days during 2019.

“The Steinbrenners are not only confident in the local film market but willing to invest in the local film market,” said Hillsborough County film commissioner Tyler Martinolich. “This is huge.”

According to the county agreements, I Saw a Man with Yellow Eyes is about a teenage girl with schizophrenia and terrifying hallucinations who suspects her neighbor has a

Article source: https://www.tampabay.com/business/steinbrenner-grandson-to-produce-two-films-and-a-television-series-in-hillsborough-20181205/

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