British Journal of Canadian Studies

Film Policy and Practice in Canadian Regional Cinema: The Case of the Atlantic Provinces

British Journal of Canadian Studies (2007), 20, (1), 25–49.

Abstract

Looking at recent developments in Atlantic Canada, this article examines the articulation of film policy, collective strategy and the intersection of public/private and local/foreign interests in Atlantic Canada. Are local funds and incentives (particularly the introduction of tax credits systems) part of an industrial or cultural project? To what extent do they encourage film-makers from different regions to compete/collaborate with each other and/or to enter into partnerships with other countries? What are the advantages of a regional policy for the local film industry and for local communities?

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Jäckel, Anne