The Film Incentive BC Tax Credit is proposed to be expanded to add a scriptwriting tax credit effective for expenditures incurred on or after February 21, 2018. The expansion will include BC labour for scriptwriting expenditures incurred by a corporation prior to the completion of the final script stage of the production.
Alberta Film has released a new grant program called the Screen-Based Production Grant to supersede the Alberta Production Grant.
Any pending applications with Alberta Film that were made prior to October 3, 2017 will be processed under the old Alberta Production Grant guidelines.
The new Screen-Based Production Grant has two streams, the commercial envelope and cultural envelope. Commercial envelope grants have a maximum grant of $3M availble. Cultural envelope grants have a maximum grant amount of $5M, with a potential cap increase up to $7.5M.
Cineflix Media Inc. and SODEC are introducing a new international development initiative for Quebec content. Under the first phase, $750,000 will be available over the next two years.
The initiative is open to all Quebec producers. The initiative aims to support the adaptation for the international anglophone market of scripted programs and French-language television created by Quebec producers.
For more information see the SODEC press release below:
On October 25, 2017 Alberta Film will be launching a new grant program. The new Screen-Based Production Grant will replace the Alberta Production Grant, and will introduce new funding criteria, specific application intake windows, and stricter financial controls.
No new applications are being accepted as Alberta transitions to the new grant program.
Updated guidelines and requirements will be posted on October 25, 2017.
For more details see the link below:
The Manitoba Film & Video Production Tax Credit has been extended to December 2019. Eligible expenditures must be incurred and paid before December 31, 2019.
Please be advised that there will be a new application fee for the Manitoba Film & Video Production Tax Credit for projects where principal photography begins after August 31, 2017. More details can be found in the following link.
There has been an adjustment to the eastern boundary of the designated Vancouver area. Effective January 25, 2017, the eastern regional tax credit boundary will be the Surrey-Langley border.
Previously, the boundary line was 200th Street in Langley, so the new revision increases the regional area.
Creative BC has moved away from it's long standing address at 2225 West Broadway.
Their new address is:
7 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1K2