Nova Scotia ups Incentive Fund to $26M for 2018/19

The province has added an additional $6 million to the fund, which has this year backed projects including Mr. D, This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Diggstown.
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The government of Nova Scotia has increased its Film and Television Production Incentive Fund by $6 million, to a total of $26 million, for fiscal 2018/19.

Nova Scotia Business Inc (NSBI), which administers the fund, has already allocated $18.4 million for the year, including $2.8 million for season 26 of This Hour Has 22 Minutes (DHX Media).

Other projects funded through the incentive fund’s 2018-19 envelope are season six of Curse of Oak Island ($3.9 million, Tell Tale International), Diggstown ($1.5 million, DHX Media), What Happened to Holly Bartlett ($315,000, Ocean Entertainment), Here, I Am ($214,048, Fancy Monster Media), season eight of Mr. D ($1.36 million, Topsail Productions Limited and Gerard ADHD Entertainment, pictured), Hope For Wildlife ($491,274) and season two of Pure ($2.4 million, Two East Productions and Cineflix).

The NSBI has also announced a number of projects receiving funding in the 2019/20 year, with funding going to season three of Eyes for The Job ($238,482, Fence Post3 Productions), documentary Millennials: What Do They Know? ($215,056, Exploding Brick Productions) and the feature film Stage Mother ($607,112, Unconditional Love Pictures).

Nova Scotia’s incentive fund was initially introduced in 2015 after the province scrapped its former film and TV tax credit. The incentive fund was around $10 million when it was first introduced and has steadily increased over the past three years.