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The Visual FX Series: VFX Budgeting and Tax Credits

Directors Guild of Canada - Ontario

Saturday, 12 May 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

The Visual FX Series: VFX Budgeting and Tax Credits

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VFX Budgeting and Tax credits don’t need to be a mystery any more.  Led by SPINVFX President/Executive Producer Neishaw Ali and SPINVFX Executive Producer George Macri, you’ll learn how to ask the right questions and make allowances for the unknown when budgeting your show.  Neishaw and George will also include a cheat sheet on how to calculate the tax Credits so you can stretch your production dollar.

About Neishaw Ali:

As a founding partner and President of SPINVFX, and sister company TRIANGLE POST, a creative and technically astute post facility committed to visual storytelling, Neishaw Ali has been working in the Film and Television Industry for over 25 years

With an MBA from Queens University, she has molded SPIN into an internationally recognized leader in visual effects production.  Her creativity and leadership has produced an impressive body of work including over 100 feature films and 17 television series by successfully blending the science of business and creativity. With television credits that include the Emmy award-winning series Game of Thrones(HBO),  Neil Jordan’s thrice Emmy nominated The Borgias (Showtime), and film credits such as Suicide Squad (Warner Bros./DC), Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Shallows (Columbia Pictures), J Blakeson’s The Fifth Wave (Columbia Pictures), and the Academy Award winning biopic Spotlight.

Neishaw is the Past President for the Computer Animation Studios of Ontario Association (CASO) and continues to serve the local community on the Board of Directors.

About George Macri:

George Macri joined SPIN VFX in 2009 as Senior Visual Effects Producer overseeing the entire production team. He came to SPIN after spending 10 years in Los Angeles developing into a seasoned VFX Producer. His production management and creative and technical expertise is the driving force behind SPIN’s production team. His credits include over 50 feature films, including the VES nominated The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (20th Century Fox), Blood Diamond(Warner Bros)The Last Samurai (Warner Bros) Battle: Los Angeles (Columbia Pictures),  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One and Two (Summit Entertainment)22 Jump Street (Columbia Pictures) and Dolphin Tale 2 (Alcon Entertainment).


George is a member of the VES and the Producer’s Guild of America.


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DGC Ontario
111 Peter Street
Suite 620 (Breather Suite)
Toronto, ON M5V 3H5

Saturday, 12 May 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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The Visual FX Series: VFX Budgeting and Tax Credits
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