Nova Scotia Film Tax Credit rally

HALIFAX – People in the film and television industry are planning a rally outside the Nova Scotia legislature today to protest a tax credit cut.

Organizers say they will be at province house for several hours to send a message to provincial politicians over the refundable credit.

The change announced by the governing Liberals will see the credit cut to $6 million from $24 million in next year’s budget.

Film producers would also have access to an additional $6 million established in a fund for the creative sector.

WATCH ABOVE: Global’s Marieke Walsh talks to Marco Navarro-Genie of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies about the impact of cuts to the Nova Scotia film tax credit.

Members of the industry have been pressing the government to change course, arguing the cut will effectively kill the business and thousands of jobs in the province.

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They met with Finance Minister Diana Whalen on Tuesday and say they’re optimistic a compromise can be reached.

-with files from The Canadian Press

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