Nova Scotia boosts filming incentive fund

Nova Scotia in eastern Canada has boosted its film fund in a year that saw the province host fantasy period horror movie The Lighthouse.

Nova Scotia in eastern Canada has boosted its film fund in a year that saw the province host fantasy period horror The Lighthouse.

Authorities have increased the fund for the next financial year by CA$6m to CA$26m. Nova Scotia’s filming incentive support is a fund worth up to 32% of qualifying local expenditure.

Nova Scotia boosts filming incentive fund
Nova Scotia

The Lighthouse has a mythic seafaring narrative and is co-written and directed by Robert Eggers as his second feature following his period horror The Witch. Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe star.

Production was supported with around CA$1.6m from Nova Scotia’s incentive programme.

Nova Scotia is not yet established as a Canadian production hub but has hosted high-profile shoots in recent years including The Mist, a TV drama adaptation of the 1980 novella by Stephen King.

So far in the current financial year, Nova Scotia has allocated funding support worth CA$18.4m, according to the province's Business Department.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Nova Scotia.

Image: FreeImages.com/Enrico Nunziati

Nova Scotia boosts filming incentive fund
Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia in eastern Canada has boosted its film fund in a year that saw the province host fantasy period horror The Lighthouse.

Authorities have increased the fund for the next financial year by CA$6m to CA$26m. Nova Scotia’s filming incentive support is a fund worth up to 32% of qualifying local expenditure.

The Lighthouse has a mythic seafaring narrative and is co-written and directed by Robert Eggers as his second feature following his period horror The Witch. Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe star.

Production was supported with around CA$1.6m from Nova Scotia’s incentive programme.

Nova Scotia is not yet established as a Canadian production hub but has hosted high-profile shoots in recent years including The Mist, a TV drama adaptation of the 1980 novella by Stephen King.

So far in the current financial year, Nova Scotia has allocated funding support worth CA$18.4m, according to the province's Business Department.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Nova Scotia.

Image: FreeImages.com/Enrico Nunziati

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