Economic hard times have seen a collapse in public funding for film in recent years, with the national cinema fund slashed from about $14 million five years ago to between $8 million and $9 million…
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As with other Scandinavian countries, there are no direct tax incentives for the film industry, but Finland does boast a range of funds and regional support that help attract international…
Russian filmmakers continue to enjoy strong support from the Ministry of Culture, which distributed funds totalling $130 million in 2011 for a wide range of activities, including education…
France may not boast Europe's most attractive international tax rebate, but it does provide foreign producers with many co-production opportunities and soft money sources. Indeed, for many…
A new 20% tax rebate on local spend due to take effect this summer should boost production, with Film Center Serbia estimating annual foreign production spend to rise to $30 million a year.
Germany's generous film subsidy programs have made the country a favorite co-production destination for international producers.
With state film subsidies being scaled back in Spain, tax breaks look like a keystone of a future, more market-driven, film financing system.
Hungary's film czar -- Budapest-born Hollywood producer Andy Vajna -- is making headway implementing a new system of public film finance after the collapse of the much-criticized old model amid…
Although Sweden has no tax incentives, a network of regional film commissions and a new agreement specifying that between $2 million and $2.6 million of the national film fund is set aside for…
The Irish film industry has been relatively insulated from the country's drastic austerity program designed to alleviate its national debt crisis.
The U.K.'s film tax credit, introduced in 2006, has been confirmed until at least the end of 2015. It delivered a record $320 million to producers last year, with the vast majority going to Hollywood…
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