Archive for category “Incentives”/Tax breaks

Film Tax Credits Can Prompt Federal Fraud Prosecution

By Emma Beyer A federal appeals court ruled that film and TV tax credits are property and thus subject to federal mail and wire fraud laws, handing states a victory in monitoring fraud in the growing entertainment tax credits realm. In United States vs. Hoffman, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found […]

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Ortt raises concerns over NY Film Tax Credit

A column from New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-Ref-North Tonawanda   Towards the end of last year, I highlighted the highly controversial and questionable film tax credit that our state has been recklessly participating in for the last 15 years. After beginning as a modest incentive of $25 million per year in 2004, by […]

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Lights. Camera. Labour action? Film workers want their cut from boom

A €200m audiovisual action plan could further boost the film sector but staff want a fair slice of a growing pie Rose Ugoalah August 19 2018 The Irish film and television industry has taken centre stage this year. The recently published Oireachtas report on working conditions within the industry, and an impending review of the […]

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Report: Ga. Off Film Production Pedestal, But Still No. 1 In U.S.

Donnell Suggs • Aug 16, 2018 Georgia is no longer top dog for the film industry, but it was beat out by a nation: Canada. At least for the time being, the state of Georgia is no longer king of the film and production industry when it comes to the number of highest performing U.S. […]

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Filmmaking minus subsidy mentality

by daljit dhesi Former Finas DG: Market forces should dictate for industry to thrive IN Malaysia today there are more “grant entrepreneurs” than there are filmmakers. This statement may puzzle some or may leave others with a sigh of disapproval. But coming from an industry veteran, it should carry weight. Shedding light on his statement, […]

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We grew our economy the right way

  By Susana Martinez Aug 18, 2018 When I took office in 2011, we faced a projected $450 million budget deficit. To get state government back on track, we had to set new priorities, cut wasteful spending, reduce the size of the state bureaucracy and reform spending practices. As part of a broad, bipartisan agreement […]

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State has given $420 million in tax breaks to TV shows, movies, won’t detail why

Tim Novak and Tanveer Ali   Over the past decade, the state of Illinois has given nearly $420 million in tax breaks to companies that came to the state to make television shows such as “Chicago Fire,” movies like “Transformers” and dozens of commercials. What did those 1,817 productions do to earn those tax breaks? […]

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California Lagged Behind Canada, U.K., Georgia in 2017 Film Production

By Dave McNary California was the shooting location for 10 of the top 100 box office performers last year, trailing Canada, the U.K., and Georgia, a report by FilmL.A. showed on Wednesday. Canada was by far the top-ranked location with 20 films, including 11 that were shot in British Columbia, with the report noting that […]

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Canada Tops List of Popular Filming Locations For First Time

August 8, 2018   LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Canada has become the top location for major feature film production, according to a FilmL.A. report released Wednesday that ranked California as the fourth most popular filming spot in the world. It was the first time Canada topped the list during FilmL.A.’s five years of tracking feature […]

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Why Hollywood franchises like ‘Mission: Impossible’ and ‘Star Wars’ treat London as a second home

By Emily Zemler Jul 27, 2018 When Tom Cruise rushes to the peak of the iconic rooftop of the Tate Modern in “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” it’s not just one of the film’s many thrilling action set pieces, it’s also a prime showcase for Hollywood’s latest home away from home. As U.S. film production continues […]

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