Canadian Seesaw Battle to Woo Hollywood Has Vancouver Booming Again
June 30, 2014
The West Coast city got its mojo back, thanks to an upswing in visual effects work for major studios and a low Canadian dollar.

TORONTO – A seesaw battle to woo Hollywood in a Canadian market hooked on tax credits and public subsidies has Vancouver back on top.

"There was a slower period. But for the last 18 months, it's been busy in town. People are optimistic about the business," Richard Brownsey, president and CEO of Creative B.C., told The Hollywood Reporter.

That wasn't the case in January 2013 when angry film producers and workers failed to convince the British Columbia government to match generous tax credits in Ontario and Quebec to stop a feared exodus of talent and work to eastern Canada in search of bigger subsidies.