The California Film Commission blames Canada as it releases its latest annual progress report on the state’s film and TV tax credit program.
In-house production is hit hardest by the cuts, with series from Much, M3, MTV, Space and CTV/E! affected.
“She’s been through the trenches,” Strategic Partners’ Laura MacKenzie tells Playback of booking Spanish film producer Besuievsky to keynote the 2014 event.
Projects selected in the latest round of funding include a treatment from Michael Dowse and the second draft of a feature adaption of the Miriam Toews novel A Complicated Kindness.
Canadian producers are negotiating with immigration minister Chris Alexander to ease the impact of hiring foreign actors for local shoots following changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers program.
The two actors join an ensemble cast that includes Danny Glover, Dominic Purcell and Richard Gunn. (Rubinek pictured)
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