The APFTQ stays up-to-date on all aspects of financing, a priority issue for the entire independent production industry. We provide a members-only consulting service on the current rules of production financing.
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FUNDS
Government funding agencies regularly consult the APFTQ when establishing programs or setting access criteria, and the association maintains ongoing contact with the private-sector funds. It conveys the membership’s consensual positions and recommends improvements as needed.
We actively monitor the question of access to provincial and federal production tax credits and intervene as necessary. The income and other taxes generated by the industry make these labour cost-based incentive programs profitable for the governments.
Canadian content certification is a prerequisite for government funding of film and television production. The APFTQ intervenes on this matter whenever consultations are held.