June 27, 2017

TV/film industry spent more in BC last year

The TV and film industry spent 1.2 billion dollars in BC last year, a 27 million dollar increase over the previous year.

But Community, Sport and Cultural Development minister Bill Bennett says he shares the industry’s concern about declining production this year, and he’s not ruling out some kind of government help if things get worse. 

“If the production numbers continue to decline the way they have the last couple of months I’d go to my colleagues and say look we may have to do something here and I don’t know what that something is, but it’s my job to alert my colleagues later in the year if I think the industry is being jeopardized in some serious way.”

But Bennett adds there is no money in the 2013 budget to increase tax credits.  

CKNW Vancouver News

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