Segunda Entrevista especial para el blog: Kelli Morehouse

La industria del cine y la televisión de Nova Scotia y su gran crisis.

Segunda Entrevista especial para el blog: Kelli Morehouse

En el post de Febrero 28 les expliqué el gran Éxodo que ha sufrido la Industria de cine y televisión de Nova Scotia, del cual mi familia y yo formamos parte. Desde este espacio prometí ir entregándoles opiniones de algunos de nuestros amigos y colegas, trabajadores afectados por la crisis de la Industria de Cine y TV. Mi manera de hacer justicia ante tan mala decisión provincial.

Para los que no estén informados, que paso allí en la lejana y bella provincia Nova Scotia, les hago un resumito, también les invito a que lean mis anteriores post sobre el tema y las entrevistas que Chris Brown me ofreció para el blog.

Durante las elecciones de 2013, el gobierno liberal prometió una financiación estable para la industria del cine hasta el año 2020. Sin embargo, el 9 abril 2015 se recortó bruscamente dicho crédito fiscal. El gobierno de Nova Scotia, representado por Stephen McNeil, contrario a lo que prometió, llevó a cabo el más terrible plan económico contra la industria del cine. 

Kelli Morehouse, durante Diez y nueve décadas ha trabajado en la Industria de cine y TV de Nova Scotia. Morehouse es Prop Master, ha trabajado en todos los grandes proyectos internacionales que se han filmado en Nova Scotia, tales como: Trailer park boys 2 features; Moby dick feature; Drunk and on drugs series; Lizzie Borden series; Mr. D series.

Kelli Morehouse, de manera muy amable accedió a responder mis tres preguntas

Can you explain how the new Nova Scotia film tax incentive fund works?

How to explain the new incentive fund is not so simple! My understanding of it in talking with friends, producers, production managers is that the fund is very difficult to maneuver with no guaranty after jumping through all the hoops you will get any funding. How are productions suppose to do a budget without realistically knowing what they will receive in funding or even if there is anything left in the fund. I have no doubt that the NS government has no idea how their new fund is suppose to work either, especially the new business agency in charge of the fund, they don’t have a very good record of investing wisely . I truly believe the government didn’t really think things through and did not do there do diligence on the financial impact on the province and it’s citizens .

How did the change to the tax incentive fund affect your life?

The obvious answer to how the new fund has changed my life is of course financially as it is for all of the film community and it’s suppliers. In actuality it is so much more than that, the community has been torn apart with friends and families leaving the province in search for film work in other provinces that are busy especially with the low Canadian dollar. In some cases families are being split up where a spouse goes to find work or they have to make a tough decision to try and sell the family home in a very difficult market. This is a province that doesn’t have a lot of opportunities with good paying jobs and careers, the film industry was one, the provincial government doesn’t understand that! I have worked my butt off for 19 yrs in this province in the film industry making a career for myself along with my friends and that has not always been easy but we as a community have built a reputation internationally which we are very proud of. To have everything we as a community and have worked so hard for over the past 25 yrs dismantled in one uneducated decision without consultation is the act of a reckless government . The financial impact is so much greater in our economy with local business and personal tax revenue no longer contributing the amount of money it did to the province before the changes.
I moved back to this province 23 years ago after living and working out west because I love Nova Scotia and with hard work and professional integrity I could have a good career within the province I chose to live in, now I am no longer certain of that and may have to leave for financial reasons. I am not alone in this dilemma as you and Chris have had to make and countless other friends, the way I see it is we are one big family being torn apart. In hard times you need your family around you whether it is a hug a meal or as simply as familiar, they are your people and that to me is what our community was.

Your opinion and what do suggest?

So my dear friend this is my opinion on how the NS incentive fund has changed the film industry in our province. Good job keeping people in the province Stephen MacNeil !!

Otros colegas y amigos se han ofrecido a colaborar y aportar sus opiniones sobre este tema, que no solo es provincial, sino que nos afecta a muchos a nivel internacional.

Siéntete libre de dejar tu comentario, y si conoces a alguien de la Industria del cine en Nova Scotia invítalo a dejar su opinión, entre todos, quien sabe si logramos hacer que El gobierno de Nova Scotia, representado por Stephen McNeil cambie de opinión o se vaya del poder.

Mi querida amiga Kelli Morehouse y Ann. Foto Chris Brown



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