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New film tax credit rates give industry certainty and protect taxpayers

It was announced, yesterday, that starting in October, 2016, the basic production services tax credit rate will be 28%, which is 5 points lower than the current rate. The digital animation or visual effects (DAVE) tax credit rate will be reduced 1.5 points to 16%.

TV series that begin shooting before October 1st will be grandfathered under the current rate for one season. 
For full media release click here.

In Memorial: Retired IATSE Local 669 Member, Dave Kelly

In Memorial:

We regret to inform our Membership of the passing of Retired IATSE Local 669 Member, Dave Kelly on March 28th, 2016.

The family has informed us there will be a service at Mountain View Cemetery (41st and Fraiser) on Saturday, May 21st at 10 AM.

Please see here for Obituary

With Deepest Regrets,
IATSE Local 669

Kimberley French's Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'The Revenant' - Taschen Gallery, LA

Currently on display at the Taschen Gallery,  Los Angeles, is a selection of photographs of behind-the-scenes images from the award winning film, 'The Revenant' by Stills Photographer and Local 669 Member, Kimberley French. 

This display, which includes props and relics from the film, is in celebration of the new signed, limited edition book featuring Kimberley French's photographs of 'The Revenant' coming this fall.