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Looking for a spot to shoot your next project? Come to Manitoba!

So many places promise big dough – How do we know Manitoba is the real deal with the best financial incentive in Canada?

  • At 12 years old, Manitoba’s tax credit is an established entity with a proven track record and no surprises.
  • Producers simply receive a cheque payable to the production company for the full amount of their tax rebate because there is no broker required.
  • Currently with a tax credit of up to 65% (45 % base, with 5% rural & 5% Manitoba producer and a 10% frequent filmer bonus), Manitoba has one of the highest tax credits in the country. And with lower production costs, Manitoba can go toe to toe with most tax credits in the U.S.
  • The money is always available when you submit your application because the Manitoba tax credit is a program without a cap and is not a limited fund.
  • Even with our base tax credit of 45%, Manitoba exceeds other jurisdictions that offer 20% of the total provincial spend.
  • No forced marriages to get to the dough. The Manitoba tax credit has no ownership – you are not obliged to partner with a Manitoba company to access our tax credit, but producers are rewarded with the additional 5% Manitoba Producer bonus if you choose to.

What about equipment and studios?

  • Purpose-built studio with 15,000 sq. ft. clear span, supported by office space, a carpentry shop, loading docks, wardrobe and a commissary. In addition, there are a variety of warehouses that enable Manitoba to accommodate multiple shows.
  • Winnipeg is the prairie headquarters for both PS Production Services and William F. White.
  • Manitoba is the home base for leading visual effects house, Frantic Films. Manitoba has a post-production house with spacious edit suites as well as the ability to set up edit suites on location. The latest Avid online and offline technology is available with HD closed captioning, plus web streaming capabilities, and certified Dolby 5.1 mixing theatre.

What can Manitoba double for?

  • World-class cities, including Chicago – for shows including: Amreeka (18 shooting days), Make It Happen (28/30 shooting days) and Shall we Dance? (50/55 shooting days); New York – for Capote (33/35 shooting days) and The Hessan Affair (25 shooting days); Detroit – for The Horsemen; San Francisco – for You Kill Me (20/21 shooting days); Vancouver – for Walk All Over Me (24/25 shooting days); and regions as diverse as Conneticut (The Haunting in Conneticut); Missouri (The Assassination of Jesse James); Washington (The Capture of the Green River Killer) and Minnesota (New in Town).
  • Period, turn of the century cities, including Kansas City and Boston – see The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
  • Period looks for the 1930’s-1940’s – for films such as The Hessen Affair and For the Moment.
  • Coastline, beaches and cottage country – see Falcon Beach (TV series–26 episodes), My Life as a Dog (TV series–26 episodes), Who Loves the Sun (feature film–12/22 shooting days), The Atwood Stories (anthology– 27 shooting days).
  • Arctic terrain – see Rough (mini series–2 weeks unit shooting in Churchill, MB); Whiteout (unit shooting on Lake Manitoba), Snow Walker (feature film–2 weeks unit shooting in Churchill, MB), K-19: The Widowmaker (unit shooting on Lake Winnipeg).
  • Mid-west towns – used for The Lookout (Hartney, MB), The Stone Angel (Hartney, Balmoral, Emerson, Otterburne, MB), The Good Life (Argyle, MB), Capote (Selkirk, MB).
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