December 19, 2008
Announced yesterday BC Film will be extending its Film Incentive Tax Credit to all Canadian controlled corporations as opposed to just BC controlled companies. The proposed changes will be in effect for productions starting principal photography after December 31, 2008.
Canadian corporations will soon be able to access tax credits ranging from 35% to 68.5% (with additional credits for Training) of qualified BC labour expenditures. Currently through the Production Service Tax Credit non-BC companies can access tax credits ranging form 25% to 52% of qualified BC labour.
Good news for the BC Film and Television industry.
December 5, 2008
November 24, 2008
Fox will no longer be showing Saturday morning cartoons in the New Year. Instead they will be airing a 2-hour block of infomercials according to Variety.
In response to the early demise of the 4Kids Entertainment programming deal, Fox will launch “Weekend Marketplace” from 10 AM to noon on Saturdays starting in January 2009.
4Kids Entertainment plans to move its more popular shows from Fox to the CW.
I guess kids can now learn how to get rich through Real Estate investing or how a great knife can cut a can and a tomato.
November 17, 2008
Here’s an interesting link: an interactive animation budget history chart.
Definitely worth a look as you can see the changes in animation budgets over the years.
Thanks goes to Captain Capitalism’s Captain’s Blog for making this very useful tool.
November 13, 2008
I am pleased to launch the Animation Brewery Blog today. The purpose is to have a regular spot to share relevant animation biz related thoughts, ideas and reference. There are certainly some excellent animation blogs out there which we will happily be referencing here like Cartoon Brew (of course!). I expect for the short term we will be providing a lot of good practical links and article snippets from our own research. Eventually, I’d like to see a fair amount of opinion writing on topics that have meaning for our clients and peers, and we’ll be sharing good reference materials that we dig up for anyone creating animation artwork.