‘Film Tax Incentives’

  • Washington State Hoping to Revive Film Tax Credit

      Bills in front of Law-Makers to Revive Film Production Incentives following 1/31 Sunset of existing Film Tax Credit Program   With snowcapped mountains, deep forests and the dreary haze of the rainy coast, Washington state delivers one of the more unique filmmaking locations in the

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  • Film Tax Credits Take Leading Role at 74th Golden Globes

      California, Georgia, and Massachusetts-based productions highlight the importance of tax credit programs.   The 74th annual Golden Globe winners were held last night with winners and nominees showcasing the wide range of filming locations in the United States.  Productions like “La La Land,” “The People

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  • Massachusetts Extends Filming Support to Web Ads

    Massachusetts sees increase in productions as a result of the state’s 25% tax credit applying to commercial projects made for online New England Studios, in Devens, MA was recently chosen for a Lexus ad launch by the production company Big Block NYC. While the studios four

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  • Nova Scotia: The Long Lasting Effects of Cutting a Film Tax Credit Program

      Will Nova Scotia Politicians Feel the Sting following Cutting Successful Tax Credit?     The Honorable Stephen McNeil, the 28th premier of Nova Scotia, has come under fire for cutting Nova Scotia’s once successful Film Tax Credit program. There are red flags for Nova Scotia

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  • California-Based TV Shows Nominated for 18 Emmy Awards

    Film Industry Experiencing a “Renaissance Period” In Select States   Last year’s increase to the Film and Television Tax Credit Program in California from $100 million to $330 million annually is seen paying off at this year’s Emmy Awards. Eighteen of the Emmy-nominated shows were filmed

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  • MPAA Strikes back at USC Film Tax Credit “Report”

      Releases Statement Discrediting the Findings and Methodology of Film Tax Credit Study   The Motion Picture Association of America’s lashed out yesterday at a University of Southern California (USC) report that insinuated that state film tax incentive programs were ineffective at helping to generate revenue.

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  • A Rotating Cast at Montana Film Office

      3 Key Members have Departed over 6 Months as Film Tax Credits expire     High turnover is affecting the Montana Film Office, as three key staff members have departed over the past six months. In the past, movies such as The Revenant have shot

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  • New York Film Tax Credit Office Releases Agreed Upon Procedures for Post-Production

      Updated AUP Goes into Effect 7/25/16     Effective July 25, 2016 the New York Film Tax Credit Office released Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP) for post-production tax credit eligibility. Up to $25 million of the total program credits is allocated in New York for the

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  • Ohio Governor Signs New Bill to Improve Film Tax Credit Program

      Doubles Annual Cap to $40 Million Cleveland, still rejoicing from the Cavaliers breaking the city’s long sports championship drought, has another reason to celebrate as Governor John Kasich just signed a bill to bring a stronger competitive edge to the state’s film tax credit program.

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  • Brexit May Improve Great Britain’s Film Tax Relief Program (FTR)

      Sovereignty May Allow More Freedom to Create a Better Film Tax Incentive Program   With Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), almost every industry, including the film production business, will take some time get re-settled in a new economy. The EU’s Media Program

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