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Pact wants copros included in UK film tax credit

The January 2007 amendments to British film tax credits allowed for a higher amount of production costs being covered and ensured that less abuse would occur by paying producers directly. Pact's chief executive, John McVay, says that the amendments are a great success for filmmakers, but there's room for improvement considering that coproductions filmed outside of the UK are left with little or no benefits.
October 29, 2008

The January 2007 amendments to British film tax credits allowed for a higher amount of production costs being covered and ensured that less abuse would occur by paying producers directly. Pact’s chief executive, John McVay, says that the amendments are a great success for filmmakers, but there’s room for improvement considering that coproductions filmed outside of the UK are left with little or no benefits.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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