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Filming in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia in eastern Canada has changed its filming incentive. In July 2015, the province switched its existing tax credit to a 25% funding programme applicable to all Nova Scotia production expenses.

The new programme is modelled on the Alberta Production Grant, which includes funding of up to 30% with a CAD5 million per-production cap. Nova Scotia’s new programme is also set to incentivise production in rural parts of the province.

The Alberta Production Grant has helped the central Canadian province raise its profile in North America.
Over the past year the region has doubled for the rural US in the acclaimed TV miniseries version of Fargo, while Leonardo DiCaprio’s wilderness drama The Revenant is also shooting in the area.

There are a many details that go into a period piece. Finding the right locations and getting to work with such a terrific crew were paramount to the success of the shoot. "We were very fortunate to work in Nova Scotia where all aspects of the production exceeded our expectations, including the beautiful locations, and especially the dedicated and experienced crew that made our vision a reality.

Judith Verno, EP Sony Pictures


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