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Incentives Heat Up in Land of Enchantment

New Mexico is looking to extend and enhance the production incentives that have attracted such television heavyweights as Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, along with countless feature films. Two new pieces of legislation were passed by overwhelming majorities in … Continue reading

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CA Rolls Out First “New Program” Tax Credit Lottery in May

On April 1, the California Film Commission will accept applications for its last-ever tax credit lottery under what is now being referred to the “old program.” The office made an announcement today that a large number of television series productions … Continue reading

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Amazon Streams to Globes Victory with “Transparent”

It’s no secret that television has been giving features a run for their money in recent years in terms of critical praise and bragging rights. The 2015 Golden Globes proved to be truly groundbreaking in a whole new way though, … Continue reading

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ACA Subsidies Case Heard

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear King v. Burwell, a case involving a challenge to the IRS’s interpretation of insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The issue is whether subsidies are available to those in … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Avoiding Production Accounting Disasters

If you’re the production accountant on a film or show, or if you’ve been tasked with this job in addition to 20 others, you want only good surprises. Instead of sending you and your producer (who might also be you) … Continue reading

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Fresh Incentives in Manatee County, Florida

Manatee County, home to the popular Gulf-side filming destination Bradenton, has approved an incentive program consisting of up to a 10% cash rebate and in-kind local perks. The cash deal is not for newcomers: applicants must have completed five feature … Continue reading

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The ACA, Independent Contractors and You

As we all know by now, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandate, an applicable large employer that does not offer affordable minimum value group health coverage to its full-time employees (and their children up to age 26) may … Continue reading

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