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Getting Your Film onto the Screen

So, you have an idea for a great movie and think it has “legs”. Where do you start? Let’s look at it like any product to be sold in the marketplace. To understand how to make and market your movie, there are three basic questions that you need to answer: What are you selling? Who […]

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Linda Callaghan
Linda Callaghan is a lawyer with Ackroyd LLP in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

My Brain Needs a Rating System!

In the past few months, lack of access to my regular activities has “forced” me to make significant behavioural changes to my daily routine. Some people may have taken the opportunity to get in better physical shape or learn a new language. I will be the honest voice and admit that I have mostly increased […]

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Nathalie Tremblay
Nathalie Tremblay
Nathalie Tremblay, MEd, is the Education Design and Evaluation Specialist at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.
 

Lights! Camera! Music!

For over a century, music has been used in film to not only enhance the viewing experience, but it has become very much an integral part of the film. For example, it is hard to imagine watching Star Wars without the score by legendary composer John Williams. Songs, by especially popular artists, can also rise […]

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Gregory Pang
Gregory Pang
Gregory has been practising law since 2009 in the areas of business, trademark and entertainment law. He is also a co-host of the Legal Cut Pro entertainment law podcast and has been a sessional instructor at MacEwan University. Before his law career, Gregory worked in film and television for five years in various roles from being a locations PA to being a business coordinator in marketing/distribution. While Gregory takes his clients' matters seriously, he believes in having fun with the law by running panels and mock trials at the Calgary and Edmonton Comic Expos and participating in Nerd Nite.
 

The Art of Canadian Taxation

Jean-Baptiste Colbert said, “The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to procure the largest quantity of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.” I suspect that this is the closest that most would equate tax and the arts. But the arts provide the livelihood of artists, and income tax applies to that […]

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Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP, is an independent contractor with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and a member of the Video Tax News editorial board in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Working from Home: Income tax issues

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees transitioned to working from home. During the crisis, few were considering the income tax implications. As life returns to whatever the “new normal” is, we can be confident taxes will still exist. So what are the tax implications of a workspace in the home? Deducting home office expenses In […]

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Joseph Devaney
Joseph Devaney
Joseph Devaney, CPA, CA, is a member of the editorial board of Video Tax News in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP, is an independent contractor with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and a member of the Video Tax News editorial board in Edmonton, Alberta.
 


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