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Tax credits for film and TV production a race to the bottom: Geist

Nova Scotia’s decision to cut funding for film and TV production raises the bigger question of their effectiveness. By: Michael Geist Technology The Nova Scotia government has been embroiled in a high-profile controversy for the past week following its decision to slash tax credits available to film and television production in the province. The decision sparked an […]

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Report: Leaked emails show Hollywood support for Cuomo due to film tax credit

A state tax credit for filmmakers in New York State has members of the film industry supporting Governor Andrew Cuomo. Emails leaked by WikiLeaks show Sony executives pushed donating to Governor Cuomo because of his support of the film tax credit. Sony executives wrote in an email they were committed to helping raise at least $50,000 by […]

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Gessing: New Mexico Film Subsidies Have Not Panned Out

By PAUL GESSING-PRESIDENT-RIO GRANDE FOUNDATION Like many states, New Mexico has embraced subsidies for Hollywood film companies. Many Americans know our state as the home of meth-making high school teacher Walter White through the popular show Breaking Bad. As nice as it is to have your hometown portrayed, as it was in the show, as a town […]

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Kenya Growing As a Movie Production Destination – Kenya Film Commission

By Lola Okulo Kenya has been losing out to South Africa as a filming location for movies with an African setting or about a Kenyan story. On the other hand, Nigerian films dominate the airtime in local channels, a fact that begs the question, why is the local film industry not fairing as well? The […]

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China a ‘priority’ for NZ Film Commission as co-production agreements languish

PAUL MCBETH IN SHANGHAI The New Zealand Film Commission, the government entity tasked with supporting the local film sector, is putting more emphasis on building links to China, which local film-makers have largely ignored. Chief executive Dave Gibson is in China where the commission has its first official presence at the Beijing Film Festival, screening […]

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Location Filming Declines in First Quarter

By MARK MADLER Location filming in the Los Angeles area dropped 3 percent in the first quarter of 2015, with the biggest decrease coming from feature film production, according to a report released Tuesday by FilmL.A. The Hollywood non-profit group that handles film permits in the city and unincorporated county reported feature films had 168 fewer […]

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Hollywhere? Los Angeles unable to halt film exodus

By Agence France-Presse | Los Angeles Feature film production in the Los Angeles area plunged 15.4 percent in the first quarter amid high industry taxes and few local government incentives, a report out Tuesday found. In the first three months of 2015, there were just 926 Shoot Days (SD) compared to 1,094 for the same […]

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Ukraine film industry in crisis after major budget cuts

The Ukraine National Film Agency is unable to fund new projects after the country’s conflict with Russia monopolised resources The Ukrainian film industry is in crisis after a national funding agency exhausted its resources in the wake of the country’s conflict with Russia. Kiev reduced the Ukraine National Film Agency budget last year as part […]

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Provincial NDP table mandatory film consultation bill

The NDP have put forward a bill to lock in mandatory consultation with the film industry before any changes to the tax credit go through. Before tabling the bill in Province House Tuesday, NDP leader Maureen MacDonald said it’s important to have mandatory consultation with the film industry in legislation since there’s no longer a […]

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Why attracting filmmakers to Maine comes at a steep cost

By The BDN Editorial Board “Tumbledown” is a film about a Maine widow that’s set in Maine and produced by Maine filmmakers. It sounds like the ideal feature film to be shot and produced in Maine. Instead, Concord, Massachusetts, is the film’s stand-in for Farmington. Webb Lake in nearby Weld is played by Lost Lake of Groton, […]

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