Fuck-Up #12

“I Don’t Care about Tax Incentives”

Why you should love tax credits


“There may be liberty and justice for all, but thereare tax breaks only for some.”7

—Martin A. Sullivan



The Fuck-Up…

If someone came up and offered you 10 to 50 percent of the funds for your movie, would you take it? Unfortunately, many new filmmakers wind up missing out on money for their film purely because “taxes” and thereby “tax incentives” sound boring or intimidating and they don’t want to deal with that.

I promise you that once you understand a little bit about tax incentives, you will agree they are perhaps the most exciting part of filmmaking there is. A tremendous mistake many first-time filmmakers make is either being unaware of how great tax incentives ...

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