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Germany Seeks Hollywood’s Attention with Deeper Tax Incentives

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Big-budget Hollywood films and TV shows have a long-standing tradition of filming outside of the Golden State, mostly for the sake of finding cheaper locations to film in. Various cities, states and countries woo productions by offering lucrative tax incentives, and after losing ground to the UK and France, Germany has announced plans to offer competition to their European counterparts with a substantial increase in subsidies.

Late last week, the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF) announced plans to offer up $80 million to international productions in 2017, $26 million more than in 2016. Monika Grutters, the country’s cultural minister, also made claims that this almost 50-percent jump is just the beginning. In 2018, the amount of subsidies are expected to receive an even larger boost in an effort to show Germany is committed to capturing the attention of filmmakers.

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Sources: Hollywood Reporter

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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