'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

The Nova Scotia Screen Industry posted a great video showing how the benefits of TV and movie productions extend beyond the industry to the whole community.

Check it out here.
Posted: 5/12/2017 1:52:59 PM by | with 0 comments

Entertainment Partners Acquires Affiliates EP Canada and Canada Film Capital

Acquisition Will Unite North American Markets

 Burbank, CA and Vancouver, BC, May 8, 2017 Entertainment Partners (“EP”), the leading global end- to-end provider of production workforce management and automated production services to the entertainment industry, in a move to unite the North American markets, announced today that it has acquired EP Canada and Canada Film Capital (“CFC”), the leading providers of entertainment payroll and tax incentive services in Canada. EP Canada has long been an affiliate of Entertainment Partners, and has offered many of EP’s technology solutions for decades. The companies have many shared clients and the acquisition will unite the North American market in the entertainment payroll space.

“EP
Canada and CFC have worked hard to earn the complete trust and respect of our clients. We’ve been proud of the growth and excellence they have achieved,” said EP Chief Executive Office, Mark    Goldstein. “Our shared values of integrity, dedication to client service, and technological innovation make this union mutually beneficial for both organizations and our industry. We look forward to bringing the best of each company together to increase efficiencies for our clients.”

Goldstein
will remain CEO of the combined entity, and EP Canada’s President, Cheryl Nex and her Canadian executive team of David Carter, Sante Cardinale and Kevin Gordon will remain in place. Nex will also be joining the executive team at EP. “This is an exciting day for EP Canada and the industry,” said Nex. “By working as one we will be able to more quickly achieve our shared goal of reinventing how the entertainment industry works to make production simpler. Our clients have asked about this for some time now and will be able to move fluidly between the United States and Canadian borders with one consistent experience.”

While the two entities plan to continue functioning independently from an operational standpoint, their coalescing will enable each to leverage the other’s strengths as they relate to both payroll and technology. “We will be an even stronger company after uniting,” said Goldstein, “and we plan to incorporate each other’s best practices to optimally serve our clients throughout North America.”


EP’s
worldwide affiliates Sargent-DISC in the United Kingdom, EP Puerto Rico and EP Asia will remain vital components in the company’s international network and will continue to work strategically with Goldstein and Nex to deliver best-in-class service to clients wherever they operate.

About Entertainment Partners 

Entertainment Partners (EP) is the global leader in entertainment payroll, workforce management, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions with 15 offices   in the U.S., Canada, London, and Tokyo. Currently on a mission to digitize the paper-heavy back office processes of entertainment production, EP is striving to reinvent how the entertainment industry works and interacts to make production simpler. Combining unparalleled industry expertise and innovative technology, EP strives to make the complex simple and collaborates with its entertainment industry clients to help them produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital, and commercial projects. Its accounting systems and Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling programs are the industry standards and its EP Financial Solutions group is the industry’s most experienced incentives team, assisting productions all over the world. In addition, casting and payroll for background actors is handled through its legendary Central Casting division, a Hollywood icon since 1925. Established 40 years ago, EP is a 100% employee-owned company.

Posted: 5/8/2017 1:54:55 PM by | with 0 comments
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.

Check out the rest of the story here.
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