Our position is that the "film industry" is simply not viable in the way that we participate and understand it at a professional level.
Sadly, our bills cannot be paid by art films and youtube videos, or an annual smattering of low-budget TV shows. We've tried.
In fact, the Chronicle reports that the major "film studio" in Dartmouth Halifax reports owing over five million dollars to creditors.
This to me, as a professional, this in no way sounds like a viable film industry, nor has it been. Our numbers can attest to that as well.
Tax credits or no tax credits, the industry simply isn't here.
We had hoped it would be. —TET