Nova Scotia

Laura Mackenzie

Screen Nova Scotia appoints new interim exec director

Laura Mackenzie (pictured) will fill the not-for-profit industry organization’s exec director position while a permanent replacement is found.

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Nova Scotia ups production fund

The government has added $6.9 million to the fund thanks to forecasted growth in productions filming in the province.

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Nova Scotia increases production incentive fund

The fund, which replaced the province’s tax credit program last year, has been increased by $1.5 million.

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No joy in budget for Nova Scotia film, TV

The province’s Film and Television Production Incentive Fund will be left as-is.

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Drilling down: Nova Scotia’s screen industry ROI

A new PwC report commissioned by Screen Nova Scotia and the CMPA says the industry provided a 7:1 return on investment to the province in 2014.

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Nova Scotia puts $475K into local film industry

The provincial government funds are to support location services and marketing initiatives over two years.

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Nova Scotia adds animation stream to digi tax credit

The new stream provides animated productions an additional 25% tax credit on top of the province’s Digital Media Tax Credit.

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New Nova Scotia film and TV incentive fund opens

The province is accepting and processing applications for the its new Production Incentive Fund, which currently replaces the previous tax credit.

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Nova Scotia, industry agree on terms for 25% all-spend incentive fund

The proposed incentive model follows crunch talks between local film and TV producers and the province’s finance department to salvage a tax break to keep local production going.

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Valerie Creighton to Nova Scotia: no tax credit, no TV shows

The CMF head warned the province’s finance ministry that, without a workable film tax credit, patchwork financing for Nova Scotia TV shows will quickly unravel.

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Nova Scotia talks continue on local tax credit

With a media blackout still underway, Screen Nova Scotia chairman Marc Almon told Playback Daily meetings last week between the industry and the government have been “positive.”

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Nova Scotia rejigs film tax credit

The production incentive will now be only 25% fully refundable, with the remaining 75% of the eligible tax credit to be non-refundable.