"27 Goodmans partners among the leading Canadian lawyers." - Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
Goodmans Publications

"Reinstating" Canadian Film Tax Credits - Why Marky Mark Was Off The Mark

December-21-2012

Lawyer David Zitzerman
Area Entertainment

Summary

During a recent charity event in Toronto in early December, 2012, well known Hollywood actor and producer, Mark Wahlberg made a public plea to the Canadian government to “reinstate” film subsidies for U.S. originated film and TV productions filming in Canada.  In an interview with the national Globe and Mail newspaper, Mr. Wahlberg made the following comments:

“We are really trying to encourage the government to reinstate these tax incentives to bring film and cinema back to Canada.  I’ve made four movies in Toronto and three in Vancouver.  It’s the best working experience, some of the best crew, the best people I’ve ever worked with, and there is just not enough film being made here.... it was some of the best work experience that I’ve had.  And it’s just a shame that films are going to other places.”

Download PDF