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Tax incentives make film financing in LA a tricky business

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Australian actor Chris Hemsworth (R) poses with fans in Playa de Santiago, on the Spanish Canary island of La Gomera on November 23, 2013, during the shooting of the film 'In the Heart of the Sea' by US director Ron Howard. With its outrigger canoes and sailing whaler anchored off the coast, a Hollywood blockbuster started shooting more than three months ago in the small port of Playa de Santiago, where the few bars and restaurants are now always full thanks to the production. A godsend, welcomed in this region of Spain battered by the crisis and an unemployment rate reaching 35.1%. DESIREE MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images
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