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.
WGA East has issued a gloomy outlook for the news business and urged the government to provide more support for public broadcasting.