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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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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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