W.V. Denies Tax Credit To MTV Show Producers

CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - The state Film Office has denied tax credits to a company planning an MTV reality series, citing concerns the show "Buck Wild" will negatively portray West Virginians.

Director Pam Haynes tells The Charleston Gazette that New Remote Productions Inc. applied in May and July. It was denied both times.

The state offers tax credits of up to 31 percent for companies that film in West Virginia. But Haynes says the law is clear: Participation is prohibited for derogatory productions.

The executive producer of "Buck Wild" is West Virginia native J.P. Williams, creator of Blue Collar Comedy. He didn't immediately comment.

Haynes says filming is to occur in Sissonville and Charleston.

MTV told TV Guide it will feature young men enjoying pastimes including mud racing, squirrel hunting and rope swinging.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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