FILM FINANCING & TAX CREDIT PLANNING MADE EASY
Our mission is simple. We want to take the stress out of Film Financing and Tax Credits to allow YOU to focus on making your project. Our team are experts in providing strategies to maximize results for both your micro or multi-million dollar film or series.
Film Finance Applications
Being Canadian, there are several Government programs to help finance your project. Telefilm, Ontario Creates, NOHFC, and the Art Councils are just some of the subsidies available. Let us provide you with a realistic finance plan and prepare applications that work.
Making a film is hard enough!
Keeping the books on track shouldn't be. We offer a wide range of services including: Bookkeeping, Cost Reporting, HST/PST filings, Cast & Crew Payroll, Corporate Tax Returns, Cash Flow Management and more
Film & TV
Tax Credit Administration
Did you know that up to 40% of your budget is recoupable through refundable tax credits?
In fact, you can finance these tax credits in advance to help finance your production.
Talk to us before Principal Photography and we will design a plan to ensure maximum returns and a smooth application process.
Ever wonder how Films get Financed?
Well it's no secret. Private Equity Raises, Bank Lending, Distributor Advances, Tax Credits, Financial Partners, Broadcast Licenses, Co-Ventures and Government Subsidies are just some of the ways movies get funded.
The question shouldn't be where the funds are but rather how to best access them.
Let us design a realistic Finance Plan that will serve your needs.
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Expertise that can Serve your Needs
Building any Project in today's climate requires strategic planning and execution from inception to final delivery. We understand the obstacles through each stage and can assist every step of the way.
HIGH STAR ENTERTAINMENT is a Toronto based company founded by Bruno Marino; an active member of the Producer's Guild of America and the Canadian Media Producers Association with more than 10 years experience.
High Star has comprised a Team of highly skilled Accountants, Established Producers, Business Affairs Experts and Investment Specialists.
Coming from the U.S. and never having shot in Canada before, Bruno handled everything from production to getting my tax rebate. Tending to usually have to micro manage productions, Bruno had everything done before I could even ask. Probably my best experience ever shooting a film and can’t wait to bring my next slate to Toronto and collaborate with Bruno and his team for years to come
— Richard Switzer —
President Dawn's Light Movies