The Canadian Press

2015-04-06 | NS Film Credit

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A comedic trio's attempt to raise awareness about the importance of a film tax credit in Nova Scotia has caught the attention of celebrities like Snoop Dogg and helped fuel an industry movement to save it. Rob Wells, Mike Smith and John Paul Tremblay -- also known as the Trailer Park Boys -- recently posted a video as their characters Ricky, Bubbles and Julian asking the government to preserve the tax credit. Screen Nova Scotia chairman Marc Almon says the province needs the tax credit to be competitive with other places. (The government has not said it is eliminating the credit, but Finance Minister Diana Whalen recently told a business group she was examining it as she gets ready to present her 2015-16 budget on Thursday.)

Date: 2015-04-06
Placeline: HALIFAX.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the thing is that we got the tax credit we are no longer competitive with other jurisdictions in North America and I mean like any any place that has a viable film industry has a tax credit union California has attacked credit so without a tax credit we just we would not be able to bring in the investment into the province we wouldn't be able to tell her own story >>