Although the Canadian dollar is almost at par with the U.S. dollar, federal and provincial incentives continue to attract U.S. and international productions.
Georgia is determined to bounce back after the shock of a short, but violent, war against Russia in August 2008.
The French rebate plan for foreign filmmakers has been approved and is up and running. Capped at $5 million, the 20% rebate applies to live-action or animated movies, miniseries, TV movies and skeins.
The popularity of Germany's annual E60 million ($88 million) Federal Film Fund (DFFF) has spread to neighboring Austria, where the film industry is clamoring for a similar incentive to call its own.
Italy's tax credits, which give international productions a 25% deduction up to $7 million, became fully available as of July, payable through an Italian executive producer.