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RobertoOrtiz
01-23-2004, 07:01 PM
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"Television viewers will soon be able to see a new animated program on YTV called Being Ian.

The show is the latest production from the people at Vancouver's Studio B, who say they were greatly helped by a tax credit introduced last year in British Columbia known as DAVE - for "digital animation and visual effects."

The purpose of the credit is to reward animation studios that hire B.C. residents and use resources within the province. The more B.C. people a production hires, the more that production will get back in a tax refund."

>>link<< (http://www.cbc.ca/arts/stories/dave220104)
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entertainment
01-23-2004, 08:02 PM
I wonder how long the bigger houses in LA will last with this kind of competition... Do the BC residents also have to be Canadian Citizens? It's funny how here in the US companies find rewards shipping these jobs over seas...

Gazortus
01-24-2004, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by entertainment
I wonder how long the bigger houses in LA will last with this kind of competition... Do the BC residents also have to be Canadian Citizens? It's funny how here in the US companies find rewards shipping these jobs over seas...

Tax breaks for production have been around in Canada for years. So its nothing new, considering how the canadian industry has to fight off being flooded with american programming.

Worse thing is, there is a double whammy with the tax credits, there was at least one studio in Toronto who had to pay all their tax breaks back to Universal to get a chance to work on another season of their show. Talk about dumb, if theres tax breaks it should go to the production company, not to the foreign studio outsourcing the work.

:shrug:

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