04 Apr Call To Action: The Film Tax Credit is Under Attack!
The entire creative community must stand up and defend this industry!
Introduced in 1993, the film tax credit creates a spin-off effect that benefits all aspects of the creative community in all parts of our province—with an economic impact totalling $139 million. Despite a promise to extend the program for at least five more years, the provincial government has indicated their upcoming budget will include several cuts, including the end of some tax credits. With over 2,000 people working in the industry in Nova Scotia, this is unacceptable. It will affect the more than 120 companies and businesses responsible for the production/support of film, television, and digital media in our province. Recently, over 50 film projects have been created with assistance from the film tax credit including Mr. D., The Book of Negroes, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Haven, and The Trailer Park Boys.
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We all know about the cultural, economic, and community importance of the film industry. We all know how all sectors of our creative community support and bolster the success of the others. The only path forward for all of us is to take a stand. Also, Screen Nova Scotia has taken the lead on this effort. You should visit their website, like their Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter.