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Posts Tagged ‘Movie & Video Production

IRS Section 181 Film Production Incentives UPDATE

July 23, 2010

Many of us have been waiting patiently for any news about whether the federal film production tax incentives made possible under IRS Section 181 will be extended.

DIY Indie Film Marketing: Blogging rewards and risks

June 16, 2010

If blogging is part of your marketing plan, if your business sends free samples to bloggers or if you hire endorsers or spokespeople, then you need to know about Federal Trade Commission guidelines surrounding paid endorsements.

Content Creators Rejoice at RIAA Victory Against File-sharing Site LimeWire

May 13, 2010

In the ongoing war against Internet piracy, the RIAA’s recent victory against file-sharing site LimeWire marks a major victory for content creators by holding the makers of the software responsible for copyright infringement.

Call for Entries: SHOOT’s 8th Annual New Directors Search – Approaching Deadline

March 18, 2010

Deadline To Discover The Best Up-And-Coming Helmers Is March 31st, 2010 SHOOT Magazine’s 8th Annual search to discover the best up-and-coming directors. This is a great opportunity to advance your career! Entry forms and details can be found online at www.shootonline.com/go/search.

Clock is Ticking on IRS Section 181 Film Tax Incentive!

December 11, 2009

“American Jobs Creation Act: Section 181” provides 100% Federal deductions against passive income. State Film Production Tax Credits may also be available. What Is Section 181? How Does Section 181 Work? Who Is Eligible for Section 181 Deductions? Section 181, first enacted by Congress in 2004, and blogged about here, was extended and modified on […]

Runaway Productions & IRS Code Section 181 – Deduction for Qualified Film and Television Production Costs

October 28, 2009

On October 27, 2009, California Rep. Diane Watson announced her introduction of H.R.3939 which would extend expensing provisions for qualifying film and television productions. H.R. 3939 requests an extension of IRS Code Section 181 until 2011. The current extension expires on December 31, 2009.