Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Figures Suggest People in Nova Scotia Film Industry Working Less, Earning Less

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Figures Suggest People in Nova Scotia Film Industry Working Less, Earning Less

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Film industry workers making less: group

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HALIFAX - New statistics indicate those employed by Nova Scotia's film industry are working fewer days and are making far less money since the provincial government eliminated a controversial industry tax credit.

The Atlantic council of the Directors Guild of Canada released figures Wednesday that it said show a sharp reduction in salaries and total days worked by its Nova Scotia members last year.

The guild found that members made $5.9 million in salaries in 2014, compared with $3.1 million last year.

Members also saw the number of days they worked drop to 6,500 last year from 12,000 days the year before.

The group linked the decline to the elimination of the Film and Television Labour Tax Credit last April, which it said has made the province uncompetitive with jurisdictions that offer bigger subsidies. …

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