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  • Proposed Bill in Hawaii Aim to Protect Film Business and Preserve Culture

      State proposes a $30 Mil Cap for credit and extension of the sunset date for Film Tax Credits Hawaii’s paradise locales have hosted many film and TV productions, such as “Lost”, “From Here to Eternity,” “The Hunger Games,” along with many others and lawmakers hope

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  • The Film Industry Loses with New Visa Restrictions

      Restrictions in Both the U.S. and the E.U. Increase the Difficulty and Cost for Producers   Part I: How New U.S. Policy May Effect Casting and Staffing for Many Productions Film production thrives on the freedom of movement. It’s not just cinematography that benefits, either –

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  • California Film Tax Incentive Credit and Diversity Benchmarks

      Only 4% of jobs created by Film Tax Credit go to African Americans; 29% to women   California lawmakers conducted a hearing to explore the option of modifying the California film tax incentive credit to include diversity benchmarks. Of the below-the-line jobs created in the

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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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  • 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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  • Bloodline Seeks New Location as Florida Film Tax Credit Dries Up

      $91 million in Economic Impact Set to Leave the Keys   As Florida’s tax credit program dries up, producers of Netflix’s “Bloodline” are scrambling to find a new location where the crystalline blue waters of the Keys lend themselves so well to the dark family

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  • Mixed reaction from Watertown Locals on “Patriot’s Day”

      Producers of Boston Marathon Bombing Movie to Film Shoot-out Scene Elsewhere   The upcoming Mark Wahlberg movie, “Patriots Day”, focuses on the deadly April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath. As production began last week in and around the Boston area, the producers have

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  • Kentucky Film Tax Credit Update

    Effective March 30, 2015, Kentucky House Bill 340 was signed by Governor Beshear which amends the film production incentive program for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2015. The credit is a refundable, nontransferable credit with no sunset date. With the new Bill, required

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  • Update on the MA Film Credit

    The fate of the MA Film Tax Credit (FTC) received encouraging news recently as the Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on Revenue publically wrote about his support of the FTC.  Tim Toomey, State Representative for the 26th Middlesex District, penned a guest column for wickedlocal.com

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  • KPM Testifies at Massachusetts State House in Support of Film Incentive

    On Tuesday, March 31, Kevin P. Martin & Associates (KPM) attended a hearing on Beacon Hill by the Joint Committee on Revenue on Governor Baker’s bill H62 “An Act to support working families.” This bill proposes increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit and eliminating the MA

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