Draft guidelines supporting the new Film and Television Production Incentive Fund are now available.
The draft guidelines were developed with input from industry to provide the broadest possible benefits to the industry and taxpayers. They will ensure benefits are broadly distributed – to workers, suppliers, and Nova Scotia communities.
“This new fund balances government’s goal to have a successful film industry in Nova Scotia that is at the same time affordable for Nova Scotians,” said Business Minister Mark Furey. “I want to thank Screen Nova Scotia for its input on the guidelines, its advocacy for the industry and its willingness to engage in a discussion on Nova Scotia’s financial situation.
“Our intention is to create a program that delivers more Nova Scotia content, more Nova Scotians working in the industry, more transparency and accountability, and more value for taxpayers, and we believe these draft guidelines achieve that.”
The guidelines include an increased number of Nova Scotia workers per production, and a bonus for rural productions.
Government has been meeting with Screen Nova Scotia since April.
The guidelines will be posted until June 8, and can be found at www.novascotia.ca/business/filmfund . The new fund will be delivered by Nova Scotia Business Inc. beginning July 1.