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David Zitzerman at the BNA/ATLAS 11th Annual New York International Film & TV Finance Summit


Lawyer David Zitzerman
Area Entertainment


September 22 - 23, 2011
Marriott Marquis
New York

Co-Chair:  David Zitzerman, Partner, Goodmans LLP

11:15 am:  International  Film Production Incentives – What’s Available outside the US in the way of “soft-money” – New developments in Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets

This session will cover:

  • Which countries are offering the most competitive financial incentives
  • How do you go about applying for the credits? 
  • What do you have to set up to qualify?
  • Must the film be done as a co-production
  • What percentage of production spend is available as a credit?
  • How do you monetize international tax credits
  • How and when to do you  get the money?
  • How do you deal with currency risks
  • Need to satisfy certain EU  or national requirements as to nationality of director/producer, etc.
  • Is there a cultural test? Any PE tax risk or  currency risks?