Cineuropa reports that the Italian film industry and unions are mobilising to persuade government to renew the country’s tax credit measure.
Unbrella organisation ANICA met with national unions on 11 October to discuss possible protest action if the government does not pass the three-year renewal of the €240m tax credit. The protest action might comprise a general strike or involve closing down film and television sets or a sit-in at the Rome Film Festival.
Italy’s film tax credit measures have been operative since about a year ago. According to an evaluation by the General Direction for Cinema, the €80m invested annually by the state could produce up to 3.25 times their investment value.