October 2, 2014
The state has agreed to pay $48,000 in cash and tax credits to makers of a movie based on the story of two men's high school basketball teams from one small city that each won state championships in the same year.
The settlement over the film "Winning Flavor" is the latest stemming from the scandal in Iowa's now-suspended tax credit program for film makers. To wind down the program, the Iowa Attorney General's Office has been negotiating deals with film makers who were promised generous incentives.
"Winning Flavor" is based on the unusual 2005 story of teams
from MOC-Floyd Valley High School and Unity Christian High School
in Orange City, which each captured titles in different classes.
Its makers had been promised up to $72,500 in tax incentives.