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Vancouver Post Alliance Applauds BC Government’s Move to Keep Post-Production in British Columbia

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:58 PM | Randy Egan (Administrator)

For Immediate Release February 17, 2015


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Vancouver Post Alliance Applauds BC Government’s Move to Keep Post-Production in British Columbia

Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Post Alliance (VPA) today welcomed the BC Government’s 2015 budget commitment to capture screen industry post-production services within present BC industry tax policy. The enhancement completes BC’s value proposition for domestic and foreign production, and creates new opportunities to drive industry growth.   

Effective March 1, 2015, the present Digital Animation & Visual Effects (DAVE) tax credit will be expanded to capture picture & sound post production services, strategically positioning post production to play a meaningful role in BC’s  competitive mix.

 “The inclusion of Picture & Sound Post-Production into the existing (DAVE) tax credit is a natural fit. It encourages domestic & foreign content creators to finish post-production in British Columbia, thereby closing the loop on our competitive position and defining BC as a true global digital centre,” said VPA Chair Suzanne Thompson.  “BC’s post-production sector is a key contributor to the province’s proud 40+ year history in film and television; we are now in a strong position to attract new digital content business and stimulate new knowledge-based jobs – an exciting development for our vibrant creative economy,” Thompson added. 

The BC motion picture production sector stands among the best in the world and  generates in excess of $1 billion in revenue annually as part the province’s estimated $4 billion dollar creative economy.

VPA is a member based, non-profit society established in November 2013 to promote, market & advance screen based post-production opportunities in British Columbia.

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Media Contact: Suzanne Thompson – 604-603-8347


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