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New program hopes to make more movies in Iowa

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Local film makers are working to stimulate Iowa's film industry after a tax scandal. 

A new initiative called Project Cornlight aims to develop Iowa-based films and other projects that showcase Iowa talent. 

The project plans to produce at least one independent film in Iowa per year.

The rebuilding effort follows a state audit in 2009 that showed $26-million of the $32-million dollars in tax credits granted to 22 film companies were improperly awarded.

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