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]
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>> Europe on the Cheap
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