The Bay area has seen its fair share of movie making magic over the last year few years.

The Infiltrator, with Brian Cranston made its mark in Ybor City, and even Tim Burton shot scenes for his new picture in the Bay area. And no one can forget the biggest money maker -- Dolphin Tale 1 and 2.

But lawmakers in Tallahassee just made it a little tougher to lure those big budget movies to the sunshine state.

“It’s disappointing, especially three years in a row,” said Dale Gordon with the Hillsborough Film and Digital Media Commission.

The legislature chose not to offer tax incentives for companies looking to film in Florida. Gordon says the new Ben Affleck project, “Live by Night” will be shooting somewhere else now.

“I would say that’s 99 percent into going to be a reality,” said Gordon. “We’re essentially losing, yet again, another 20, 30, $40 million production that was supposed to take place in Tampa.”

Film industry insiders say that isn’t the only movie we’re in danger of losing. Another, based on a true story, staring Dwayne The Rock Johnson, is now reportedly looking out of state to film.

That movie is Nick Schuyler’s tale of survival. You may remember, the former University of South Florida football player was the lone survivor on a fishing trip with friends when he was rescued from the Gulf of Mexico. The soon to be movie may have Georgia as a backdrop instead where film incentives are robust, and easy to come by.

 “We did everything we thought we could, we worked with our legislators year round, educating them on the importance and impact of this industry,” Gordon said.

But in the end, it looks like the only way to convince Hollywood to come to us is local tax breaks. It’s something Hillsborough County is working hard on right now. The legislature also cut the state film commission budget by 40 percent.

Something Gordon says is even more detrimental than losing the tax incentives.