Posts Tagged ‘filmmakers’

Coppola on Risk & Creativity

01.04.2011 · Posted in How-To

Ariston Anderson conducted a fascinating interview with Francis Ford Coppola that was recently published on Behance’s The 99 Percent blog. Among some excellent tips on improvisation, working with powerhouse actors, and developing your artistic style, he offers these three rules to aspiring filmmakers: Write and direct original screenplays make them with the most modern technology ...

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Film Production Expenses Federal Tax Provision Set to Expire January 1

12.01.2009 · Posted in Tax News

The federal tax provision for the motion picture and TV industry, called Section 181, is set to expire January 1, 2010.  This incentive allows a production company to deduct up to $15 million in costs of any qualifying film or television production instead of having to capitalize and depreciate such costs over several years.  This ...

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Time Running Out for Tax Incentives for Filmmakers

10.01.2009 · Posted in Tax News

In 2004, Congress gave filmmakers a wonderful gift in the form a tax break which allows the owners of a qualified film or television production to deduct production costs in the year the costs were incurred, rather than capitalizing and recovering such costs over time through depreciation.  This is a substantial incentive for investors because ...

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