Archive for category Tax Incentives

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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Tourism advocates learn about film industry needs

Eva Fedderly   For the Savannah Morning News If you’re wondering what will lure Hollywood to Savannah, Mitzi Hill can tell you. Hill was the keynote speaker at the Tourism Leadership Council’s June luncheon, to tell TLC members how they can benefit from and negotiate Savannah’s burgeoning film industry. Hill is a partner at Atlanta […]

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California Was World’s Top Film Production Center in 2015, U.K. Generated Most Spending

Dave McNary Film Reporter California’s status as the top production center in the world remained intact last year as the state was the leading site for major feature films with 19 of the top 109 projects, according to a new FilmL.A. study. The 19 projects that filmed in California — 16 live-action and three animated — brought […]

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Local film industry workers feel abandoned by lawmakers as work dwindles

Written by: Rob Masson, Reporter NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – People in the Louisiana film industry say work has dwindled to a fraction of what it used to be. New limits on the production tax credit have created uncertainty, which they say is driving away producers and many of their industry friends. Stephen LeBlanc is a […]

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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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