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Alabama considers tax on streaming movies, TV shows

Back in the days of the corner video store, customers would pay a rental tax every time they checked out a movie. However, with more viewers opting for online, Alabama is poised to lose millions. To solve this, the revenue department is proposing a new rule requiring companies pay a 4-percent state tax on digital transmissions such as “on demand” movies, television programs and streaming video or audio. – AL.com via Associated Press

‘Rage,’ filmed in Mobile, appears to be a streaming hit on Netflix

Rage,” the Nicolas Cage thriller filmed in Mobile, seems to be a hit among new streaming releases on the Netflix service. […] On Thursday, according to InstantWatcher, “Rage” was Netflix’s most popular streaming pick for the previous 24 hours. […] The project was filmed in Mobile in the summer of 2013 under the working title “Tokarev,” and enjoyed a limited international theatrical release starting in January 2014, according to the Internet Movie Database. In the United States, it became available on home video in July. – Lawrence Specker,al.com
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