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Tax incentives for film and TV production around the world

By REUTERS MADRID, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Many countries around the world offer tax rebates or tax credits to attract foreign film or TV productions, as well as animation or video game projects, which can boost local economies. Spain is trying to catch up, with a 15 percent rebate for international production costs up to a […]

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Film by-law revisions accepted

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff A proposed municipal by-law that defines policies and processes to service a growing local film industry has been accepted by the Community Services Committee for further consideration by Greater Sudbury Council. Pending Council approval later this fall, a new film by-law and related amendments to road occupancy, delegation and traffic and […]

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Telefilm Canada to fund the production of five English-language films for $2.6 million

Coming-of-age dramas, absurdist comedies and psychological thrillers starring Rachelle Lefevre, Tom Holland, Joel Kinnaman, Dermot Mulroney and Fanny Mallette MONTREAL, Oct. 6, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Telefilm Canada announces its support, through the Canada Feature Film Fund, of the production of five English-language films for a total investment of just over $2.6 million. The projects selected for funding are Beyond the Pale (Rob Connolly), Birdland (Peter Lynch), Boost (Darren Curtis), The […]

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Sask. film industry surviving, but not thriving after tax cut axed

By Raquel FletcherAnchor/Reporter  Global News   REGINA – Writer and producer, Rick Anthony was recently on set of a new film being shot in Regina. “Patient 62 is a sci-fi action movie about a guy named Lucas Chase who’s searching for his estranged sister and realizes she’s been kidnapped by a group of some very unsavoury people,” […]

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Ladner Village businesses irked by filming boom

Delta mayor says city will likely increase permit fees and create new liaison to help merchants By Maryse Zeidler, CBC News A filming boom in a quaint corner of Delta, B.C. is leading some local merchants to complain about shoddy treatment from film crews and fewer sales due to closed roads and parking lots. Ladner Village has […]

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Dundas councillor bans Valley Town movie shoots for three years

Hamilton Spectator By Janie Ginsberg Film production will be banned in Dundas for the next three years. The decision was made after eight months of collaboration between Coun. Arlene Vanderbeek, the Dundas business improvement area and city staff at Hamilton’s music and film office. It took effect Aug. 1. “Over the course of many discussions, it […]

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Cloud of uncertainty shrouds Nova Scotia film industry under new tax incentive

BY ALY THOMSON, THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia film industry worker says a cloud of uncertainty has shrouded the province’s film industry since the implementation of a new incentive program, forcing many workers to find employment elsewhere with no major projects on the horizon. Kimberlee McTaggart, who has worked as an editor […]

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Egg Films, union dispute on display in downtown Halifax

CLARE MELLOR STAFF REPORTER People shouted and hurled insults at each other as an ongoing dispute between Egg Films Inc. and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees premiered Tuesday on Halifax’s Lower Water Street. Egg Films, also known as Egg Studios, produces television commercials. It locked out unionized film technicians, members of Local 849, […]

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Film tax credit changes force workers to find jobs out of Nova Scotia

Sarah Dunsworth, costume designer and actress, moving to Sudbury for summer work By Allison Devereaux, CBC News A number of people employed by the film and television industry say they are pulling up stakes and leaving Nova Scotia for summer work because of changes to the film tax credit. Sarah Dunsworth, a costume designer and actress who […]

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TAYLOR: Film industry still reeling over rules

ROGER TAYLOR BUSINESS COLUMNIST Nova Scotia Business Inc. has finally started accepting applications for a new incentive program for the film industry, but it is already too late for several lucrative productions. Marc Almon, who represents Nova Scotia film, television and digital media as chairman of Screen Nova Scotia, said producers of a 47-year-old screenplay […]

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