Dear Friends,

THE GOOD NEWS: The original script for the motion picture "CANEY CREEK: The Legend of Alice Lloyd" has been officially optioned for production. This is the majestic, true story of Alice Lloyd from her arrival in the Knott County mountain community in 1915 until she was saved on the NBS TV Network in 1955. It is the "Dances with Wolves" of Appalachia, a positive, powerful story in honor and respectful of the mountain people. An experienced, motivated team is preparing to bring her story to screens nationwide

WATCH the 3-minute Caney Creek Movie sizzle reel click here
VISIT the project website click here

THE NOT SO GOOD NEWS: the way the tax incentives for films are written it is likely the $9M production will happen in Georgia, North Carolina or New Zealand instead of Kentucky. THAT CAN NOT HAPPEN, this is a Kentucky story and it needs to be filmed in eastern Kentucky where Caney is located.

YOU CAN HELP: write a note to your KY representative or legislature and ask that the KY Film Credit be changed from "non-refunadable" to "refundable."

Kentucky's story should be told in Kentucky!
Thank you for your consideration

Michael Johnathon
Caney Creek Screenwriter, folksinger, front porch banjo player and other stuff
2020 Milner Award / WoodSongs
Paris, KY

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