The Saskatchewan film industry received an $8 million cut to its tax credit program recently, and it is something that local actors are not taking lightly, including "Sons of Anarchy" castmate (and fellow Canadian) Kim Coates, who was born in the province capital of Saskatoon.
"Saskatoon born and bred," said Coates to the CBC yesterday. "I learned to become an actor there, a smarter person there and a better person there. It's not just about film, and television and digital media; it's about culture." He joined more than 200 people outside of the Saskatchewan Production Studios to the Legislature, where they presented a petition signed by nearly 8,000 people and held signs against the tax credit cut.
Coates added (as reported by Global News), "We’re not just the little-province-that-could anymore. We’re actually doing it! We can’t take three steps backwards, we just can’t do that.”
Coates is best known for his role as Alex "Tig" Tragerin on the hit FX network biker drama "Sons of Anarchy," however he's also appeared in other TV projects like "Entourage" and "Human Target," as well as big-screen flicks including "Goon," "Resident Evil: Afterlife" and "Sinners and Saints." He's appeared in more than 40 films in all, and has even acted on Broadway.
“I’m staying very positive about the whole thing,” Coates told Global News.
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