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David Zitzerman at the 2009 New York International Film & TV Finance Summit


Lawyer David Zitzerman
Area Entertainment


October 5 - 6, 2009
New York City
PricewaterhouseCoopers Conference Center

Monday, October 5, 2009
10:15 am:  Current Developments and Availability of U.S. State and International Tax Incentives for Financing Film Production -
Where to go to Get Your Film Financed

Moderator:  David Zitzerman, Partner, Goodmans LLP

This session will cover:

  • What are the most film tax credits in the U.S. and abroad
  • Which states and countries are rumored to be getting into the market and which are cutting back benefits
  • What types of incentives are available-rebates, subsidies, grants, transferable tax credits and other
  • What’s available for TV films and mini-series - where are these productions going
  • What type of above and below the line costs are covered
  • How do you sell or transfer tax credits to get your money - can you finance or assign these credits as collateral for a loan
  • How do you apply for these credits, budgets requested and audits after completion
  • Practical tips, pitfalls and traps for the unwary in using state tax incentives
  • How does pre-auditing budgets help maximize tax credits

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
4:45 pm:   Case Study Two:  International Co-Production Financing - Mastering Cross-border Film Finance Opportunities

Speaker:  David Zitzerman, Partner, Goodmans LLP