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Vårbudgeten: Non-filmrabatt makes the film industry unhappy

Eva Hamilton, chairman of the board for the Film and television producers, are disappointed in the lack of tax relief.

" We had begun to have hopes that it would be. The first minister Amanda o'leary said when she took office was that she hoped to pursue the matter, and Alice Bah Kuhnke said that what she regretted most was that she didn't have time to get through this.

now playing in, rather than abroad. Hamilton tells us that SF is just now playing in ”the Emigrants” in the Czech republic, and the mention of Gröna Lund-the movie ”Fire & flames” which, in essence, was recorded in Hungary. But it also means, she says, that Sweden is missing out on recordings; films that will contain the snow and the untouched nature are played now in place in Finland and Norway, which have tax relief. These are 25 per cent.

Right now Sweden and Denmark are the only countries in Europe that lacks tax incentives for film production in Denmark has, however, another rabattstruktur.

– First, we get no american great recordings, and enriching the skills of our film industry, to record in Sweden. But worse is that our own industry would suffer for all the major projects goes outside the borders of Sweden. We hope for deployment, " says Hamilton.

Eva Hamilton. Photo: Julio C Saint' Just

has been that it can be a smittoeffekt where other industries also require produktionsrabatt, " she says.

– But this is so tightly regulated by the EU and the rules of competition so you have made a film for a very defined exception. Therefore, it is not possible for all sorts of other worthwhile forms of production to get produktionsrabatt. Just filmrabatten, in order to protect the national copyright and to protect from an american takeover of the european film industry.

the Growth board did a investigation on the riksdag's behalf, and recommended a solution similar to the Finnish filmpolitiken, with a fund of 300 million annually.

" But it will not cost the state 300 million. Every movie means income in the form of payroll taxes and vat, many argue that it would go on a out financially. It is difficult to demonstrate in advance, but it can be a win for Sweden, " says Hamilton, and continues:

– Many government departments are for the question: the ministry of industry, ran it as one of their issues, the ministry of culture, it is a primary concern, as well as for the Swedish countryside minister Jennie Nilsson, and also for the ministry of the environment. So the four departments would like to see it, but we have a treasury who hesitate.

" Absolutely, it is the most important issue for the entire industry. It's starting to become so clear of danger on the roof. The Swedish film industry is losing the skills, the fan in me not be a wise position.

the minister of Culture, Amanda Lind (MP) notifies TT that she sees the need for a level playing field between Sweden and Europe, but ask to return to the issue in future budgets.

the DN has sought the finance ministry for a comment.

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