Gander: doing business in the 21st Century. Recent studies comparing start-up and operating costs in North American and European centers show that Canada is the most cost-effective country in which to do business. With a 5.4% cost advantage over the United States, Canada offers a significant advantage for business. Those that choose to operate in Gander will benefit from an even greater cost advantage over U.S. competitors, at 10.3%.
The Newfoundland & Labrador Film and Video Tax Credit
The Newfoundland and Labrador Film and Video Industry Tax Credit is a fully refundable corporate income tax credit administered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation (NLFDC) for the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Finance. The program encourages the development, training and hiring of Newfoundland film personnel in all disciplines.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Film Tax Credit is a provincial corporate tax credit.
The tax credit provides incentives to the private film and television production industry to create economic growth in the Province.
The credit is based on a calculation of eligible labor limited to the lesser of 25% of the total eligible budget or 40% of the total eligible labor expenditures.
Once the production company's final audited cost report breaking out the eligible Newfoundland and Labrador labor expenditure is submitted for review, the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Finance may issue a certificate to be filed with the production company's corporate tax return.
The credit may also be considered as part of a producer's equity in a given production.
At least 25% of the total salaries and wages must be paid in Newfoundland and Labrador to eligible employees.
Gander Got Game
This office is only in its infancy, but we're making huge strides to attract and build the film industry, and this region has a number of advantages for your film production needs: more than adequate accommodations for large scale productions; beautiful, diverse settings that serve as adequate doubles for Ireland, Scotland, the Eastern Seaboard and Northern Outposts; vibrant community theatre, a favorable exchange rate on the Canadian dollar and a supportive community, with a proven track record as a film production location; and an International Airport three minutes from downtown Gander.
We are under no illusions when it comes to securing your feature films, television series or commercials to be filmed in this region. There’s no doubt it's a competitive business, and we'll have to work that much harder to convince you and your production team that Gander and the Kittiwake Coast is the best choice. We now have the tools that we believe give us the edge. Check into the possibilities of producing your next film here, and together, we can make it happen. It all starts with a phone call, 709.651.5961 or Toll Free 1.877.919.9979.
The Town of Gander is fortunate to have a talented team of Media Developers that design and produce a range of high quality print and electronic marketing materials for use in presentations within the film and entertainment industry. These marketing packages have met, and in most cases exceeded, original expectations. The products they have created include several professional press kits, promotional videos and comprehensive web sites. These materials have been very well received by industry representatives across Canada, in the U.S. and Europe.
The Media Centre routinely produces:
The Gander Economic Development Department web site has a variety of helpful programs and incentives to make your job easier. Browse the 'Incentives' section to view the programs.
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