WasteOfTheDay: Feds Spent $1.2B on Films Over 14 Years

Beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, the federal government has long dipped its toe in the film industry.

While the film and video market around the world reached a value of almost $235 billion in 2020, $1.2 billion in taxpayer money was spent on video production and distribution and other related filming categories between 2008 and 2021, according to our auditors at OpenTheBooks, who looked at federal spending records from that time.



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