Amber Dodson, the City of Albuquerque’s Film Liaison, has been named the new Director of the New Mexico Film Office. Dodson assumed the position on March 9, 2020
HB 7247 and SB 2326 have been enacted. The act authorizes the Film Office Director to waive the requirement that at least 51% of a film or TV production take place within the state of Rhode Island, if the production incurs and pays a minimum of $10M in state certified production costs within a 12-month period.
The act took effect upon passage.
The Manitoba government is enhancing the Film and Video Production Tax Credit to encourage private-sector investment in permanent film infrastructure and attract more animation, VFX, and post-production companies to relocate or do business in the province.
In the 2020-21 budget, a new Manitoba Production Company Bonus of 8% will be added to the “cost-of-production” credit, increasing the total credit to 38%.
Jamaica is set to launch its Screen Fund Initiative, in which filmmakers and producers can get financing of up to 45% of a project and eligible budget for both local and international film productions.
The fund, which has been actively under development for the past five years, is now in the final approval stages by the government.
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