'PRODUCTION SERVICES' Tax Credits

  • Stable, reliable & financeable through CFC
  • 100% refundable - no brokering required

'PRODUCTION SERVICES' Tax Credits

  • No annual funding caps
  • No caps per Production
  • No salary caps
  • No sunset clauses or expiry dates

'PRODUCTION SERVICES' Tax Credits

  • No 'minimum spend in Canada' test
  • No Canadian filming/shooting days required
    -Both 'Post-Production-only'&'VFX-only' costs are eligible

'PRODUCTION SERVICES' Tax Credits

  • No Canadian 'cultural' tests
  • Non-Canadian entity can hold copyright

Canadian Content tax credits

  • Stable, reliable and bankable
  • 100% refundable - no brokering required

Ontario Tourism, Culture and Sports Minister, Eleanor McMahon, announced last week that province-wide production volume hit a record $1.69 billion in 2016, up from $1.5 billion in 2015.

Ontario’s stable, reliable & competitive tax credits are cited as the main reason for sustaining record production levels in the province.

Currently, Canada's largest production hub has 26 projects shooting or in preproduction.

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Posted: 4/24/2017 4:25:16 PM by | with 0 comments
Quebec has announced the following positive changes to its refundable Film and TV Production Services Tax Credit program:

  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have been added as activities which are eligible for both the 20% ‘spend’ credit and the 16% VFX and computer animation bonus credit.
  • The minimum budget threshold for tax credit eligibility has been reduced to $250,000 for a single work or for an entire series or miniseries, regardless of run time. Previously, the minimum budget was C$1 million for single productions (feature films/one-offs), and C$100,000 or C$200,000 per episode, depending on duration, for a series or miniseries.

  • A copy of the complete Economic Plan can be found here
Posted: 4/6/2017 5:40:59 PM by | with 0 comments
Creative BC is excited to announce that Sandi Richter Cooper will be appointed as BC Film Commissioner and Director of Production Services effective May 1, 2017.

Sandi brings a wealth of experience to this position from roles in Canada and the United States.

Please see full story here:

http://www.creativebc.com/2017/03/29/creative-bc-announces-sandi-richter-cooper-as-next-bc-film-commissioner-and-director-of-production-services
Posted: 4/5/2017 7:41:02 PM by | with 0 comments
On the heels of Toronto’s record 2.01 billion film and television production spend announcement, Mayor John Tory is heading to India and Sri Lanka on a trade mission.

The purpose of the mission is to promote Toronto as an ideal location for companies to do business, including the production of film and television projects.

This trip is scheduled to begin March 15, 2017.

Click here for full story.

Posted: 3/15/2017 2:09:59 PM by | with 0 comments
After reviewing public commentary and input, the Canadian Audio Visual Certification Office (CAVCO) released two new Public Notices:

  • Public Notice 2017-02 updates the definitions of ineligible genres for the purpose of the federal film or video tax credit programs
  • Public Notice 2017-03 updates the definition of “advertising” for the purpose of the federal film or video tax credit programs

View the Public Notices here
Posted: 3/8/2017 12:28:31 PM by | with 0 comments