Ocean Springs officials repeal film ordinance, head back to drawing board

Ocean Springs officials repeal film ordinance, head back to drawing board
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OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Ocean Springs aldermen sent the proposed film ordinance back to the drawing board Tuesday night.

The board recently approved a new ordinance to regulate film production in the city, but those in the film industry said it was far too restrictive. Mayor Connie Moran then vetoed the proposed ordinance.

The aldermen voted to repeal the ordinance and start over, authorizing the mayor to form a committee to work with the film industry to develop a workable ordinance that welcomes the industry.

Last year, Mississippi hosted 19 different film projects, with an estimated economic impact of $60 million.

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