Archive for category Tax Incentives

How Czech Prime Minister Plans to Boost Nation’s International Film Productions

Ed Meza KARLOVY VARY — While the Czech Republic remains an attractive location for international feature film and, increasingly, TV series production, it is facing tough competition from other European countries. Boosting the nation’s prospects in the international film sector has become a key issue for the government of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, who recently visited […]

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Letters: Much-needed for Louisiana still going to film industry

Louisiana can’t seem to balance the budget, but we’re still giving away millions in tax dollars to Hollywood. According to a news report, one company is claiming to be spending $9 million in expenses, and $5 million of that is in payroll for 300 in-state production jobs. Considering they’re only filming until August, that means […]

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New Evidence: Film Incentives Still Don’t Work

Research from Michael Thom analyzes a variety of programs Last year Michigan lawmakers wisely did away with what was once the most generous film incentive program in the nation. Mackinac Center research showed that despite giving film producers half a billion dollars from 2007 to 2013, there were no signs that the film industry in Michigan was […]

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Increase in Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit Program gives local film industry big boost

Brian Mains CINCINNATI — Ohio’s film industry received a big boost Thursday when Gov. John Kasich signed a bill doubling the tax incentive credits available for out-of-state movie producers starting in July. The bill passed by the Ohio Legislature doubles the yearly Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit Program cap from $20 million to $40 million. […]

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City trying to attract more films to San Antonio

Phil Anaya, KHOU SAN ANTONIO – For the first time ever, the city of San Antonio has come together with leaders of the local film industry to come up with a plan to bring more films to the Alamo City. However, it won’t be an easy task, especially since state lawmakers have dramatically slashed film […]

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A film crew on every corner: 15 films in Dutch production this summer

The Dutch film fund Filmfonds has invested almost €6m in 23 different productions in its latest funding round, including 19 feature films and four documentaries. The fund, which hands out cash four times a year, hopes this will result in some €27m being spent in the Netherlands itself. The aim is to help the local […]

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Rwanda: Is Rwanda Giving Too Much in Tax Incentives?

By Collins Mwai A section of civil society organisations has called on the Government to reconsider tax incentive policies and only extend them to multinationals in key priority areas and with multiplier effect. The civil society groups say this will lead to inclusive development and curb unfair competition among businesses. James Butare, the head of […]

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Thailand lures foreign productions with cash-back incentives

By Thomas Schmid Thailand’s government at long last is going to implement a new cash-back program to attract foreign movie productions to the country. The initiative, which has already been approved by the Thai cabinet, was announced on May 14 during a reception at the Thai Pavilion at the recent Cannes International Film Festival. The program, […]

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Iceland Improves Film Tax Incentives

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels Iceland’s Parliament has recently voted to improve and extend the country’s tax rebate scheme for film and television productions. From January 2017, Iceland’s film and television production tax rebate will increase to 25 percent of the costs incurred in the production of projects in Iceland, from the existing level of […]

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Georgia now tied for No. 3 in worldwide film production

Ellie HensleyStaff WriterAtlanta Business Chronicle Georgia is now tied with Louisiana for No. 3 in worldwide film production, according to FilmL.A, the not-for-profit film office that serves the Greater Los Angeles region. The Peach State’s star is definitely rising. In 2013, Georgia ranked No. 5 behind Louisiana, Canada, California and the United Kingdom “It’s a testimony […]

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