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Edmonton to launch new film industry advocacy body

By: Ryan Tumilty Metro Published on  Wed Jul 06 2016 A new city body is set to push for more Edmonton faces to appear on small and big screens — a boost industry players say is needed to grow the film industry here. The new screen industries office and advisory council will take over the role that was played […]

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Nova Scotia film incentive fund to get an extra $1.5M for 2016-17

In 2015, the McNeil government eliminated the film tax credit, which provided rebates of up to 65 per cent By Lisa Blackburn, CBC News The Nova Scotia government is boosting the budget for the film and television incentive fund by $1.5 million next year, a good start says the province’s film producers, but more work needs to […]

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The movie industry in Vancouver is booming once again, thanks to Netflix

IAN BAILEY VANCOUVER BOOMTOWN, B.C. British Columbia, favoured for its proximity to Los Angeles and beneficial tax credits, has become a production mecca for not just Hollywood films, but a new generation of scripted television. But boom times do not come without challenges, Ian Bailey reports When Kendall Green wanted to get ahead in the […]

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Increasing number of N.S. residents leaving province for film jobs

CTV Atlantic Published Monday, May 30, 2016 8:12PM ADT  Members of the Nova Scotia film industry are continuing to blame the province removing the film tax credit for filmmakers moving away from the Maritimes. Actor, writer, and director Shelley Thompson just returned from a shoot in Toronto where nearly half her crew were former Nova […]

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Calgary Film Centre makes its long-awaited debut

Ryan White , Reporter/Producer A brand new, state of the art facility created for both the local film industry and to attract foreign productions is complete. “You feel like you’re in a different world already,” said Calgary Film Centre GM Erin O’Connor. “It does feel like we will be bringing Hollywood to Calgary.” The $28.2 million Calgary […]

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Tory Promotes Plans To Expand Film And TV Production In Toronto

Danny Longo Mayor John Tory outlined some changes the city will be taking to boost film and television production in the city. He is coming off a three-day business trip to Los Angeles in February where he visited over 10 studios encouraging them to expand their operations in Toronto Tory says he’ll personally advocate to […]

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Film industry backs cuts to production tax credits

Vancouver, BC, Canada / News Talk 980 CKNW | Vancouver’s News. Vancouver’s Talk With files from Shelby Thom and Ria Renouf BC’s film industry says trimming tax credits for foreign film and TV makers by 5% is a good compromise. BC’s Finance Minister Mike De Jong announced today that the subsidy will be chopped to 28% come October. He […]

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Find your way to film industry

by  Staff Writer – Vernon Morning Star The Okanagan Film Commission is helping aspiring filmmakers kick start their filmmaking careers. The Motion Picture Industry Orientation  course, part of the Okanagan Film Fundamentals symposium, taking place in Kelowna March 3 to 6, is a two-day introduction to working in dramatic film and TV production.  The course  is […]

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Busy Canadian film industry has low loonie to thank?

Joanne Cochrane Manitoba’s film industry has a love-hate relationship with the struggling Canadian dollar. On one hand, producer Kyle Irving says it’s attracting productions to come over the border here. “If the financing is coming from outside, and you’re spending Canadian dollars, then it’s a huge advantage. The Canadian film production scene hasn’t been this busy […]

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Nova Scotia film industry ‘significantly less competitive,’ says consultant

Representatives from Nova Scotia’s film industry are telling provincial politicians that their industry is doing only a fraction of the work it used to — and they’re pointing at changes to the film tax credit as the cause. Jan Miller, an industry consultant, has been keeping an eye on what other provinces are offering and right now, […]

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