Film Industry

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It's Time To Wean B.C. Film Off Taxpayer-Funded Subsidies

All told, the B.C. government cut cheques for $1.5 billion in film subsidies over the past five years. That's more than taxpayers spent on the ministries of aboriginal relations, agriculture and environment -- combined. As if that wasn't enough, the federal government jumped in with $1.73 billion more nation-wide. With the low Canadian dollar attracting more filming here, these subsidies are going to soar even higher in 2016-17, as there are no caps on these payouts.
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Crickets In Canada's Cinemas

TORONTO - The absence of a blockbuster movie early this year left Cineplex Inc. (TSX:CGX) feeling the fallout as the exhibitor's profits weakened in the first quarter despite each moviegoer spending m...
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First Canadian Screen Award Winners

CBC's television and online news coverage, long-running documentary series The Nature of Things and TSN's coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games are among the big winners at the Canadian Screen Awa...
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How Does the Canadian Film Industry Measure Up?

With the Toronto International Film Festival taking over the city, I can't help but think about the state of the Canadian film industry. As far as the amount of Canadian talent we have, it's there. We have it -- we just need to get out there a support it. We need to watch our own films and our own television productions.
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B.C. Film Industry Soars

VICTORIA - Spending on movies and TV shows in B.C. jumped 16 per cent last year, but the industry is still worried about taxes and the high value of the Canadian dollar.The B.C. Film Commission says t...