Hawaii Film Blog

Friday, March 03, 2006

Canada Back in Business

"Brokeback Mountain" is in Alberta, Canada, not Wyoming (Photo: Focus Features)

After a multi-year slump, the Canadian film industry is booming again thanks to improved provincial tax incentives and the desire of American productions to go back to using tried-and-true professional crews and resources. Canada had been saying buh-bye to film productions because of the strong Canadian dollar and growing competition from other jurisdictions including newly incentive-rich U.S. states like Louisiana, New York, and New Mexico. But the industry is now on a major rebound thanks to productions like "Brokeback Mountain," "Capote," and "X-Men 3." More after the jumps.

>> Movie makers rolling back into Canada [Globe & Mail, 3/3/06]
Canuck investors join film actors and crews in benefiting from Oscar hopefuls [Brandon Sun, 3/2/06]

>> Hey, Whatever's Cheapest
Indies in Hollywood's Wake
"Hawaii Five-O" in Fiji?!
Europe on the Cheap
Romania: Hollywood (Way) East
>> Doom & Gloom for L.A. Film Industry

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