‘Resident Evil’ stunt woman felt abandoned by producers after losing arm

By  KARMA ALLEN Sep 16, 2019, 5:10 AM ET A Hollywood stunt double who lost her arm while filming one of the “Resident Evil” movies said she thought the production company would take care of her, but now she’s suing the producers of the film, hoping to make her nightmare the last for stunt workers. […]

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#BoycottGeorgia? Brian Kemp victory stokes concern among film industry locals

Beth Ward   – Dec 13, 2018 When Georgia declared Brian Kemp the winner of the governor’s race, actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter: “There are over 20 productions shooting in Georgia. Is the entertainment industry willing to support the economy of a totally corrupt state that suppresses democracy; where the winner isn’t the best […]

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Amputee stuntwoman sues RAF, film production firm for R40m

Ilse de Lange The accident in which she lost her arm happened on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter which was filmed in Johannesburg three years ago. A South African-born stuntwoman whose left arm was amputated after a horrific collision on the movie set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in Johannesburg three […]

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‘NCIS: New Orleans’ production crew’s rude antics spur call for new filming rules in Louisiana

BY MARK BALLARD | MBALLARD@THEADVOCATE.COM DEC 13, 2018 Angered by the “NCIS: New Orleans” production crew banging into trees near his Uptown home and yelling at a neighbor’s child, the chairman of one of the Louisiana Legislature’s most powerful committees asked state officials Thursday to come up with new rules of behavior. House Ways & […]

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All the Hollywood movies filmed in Massachusetts this fall

By Kevin Slane December 14, 2018 Just call it Hub-ywood. Everywhere you look this fall, it seems like a movie is filming in Massachusetts. The most obvious has been “Little Women,” if only because of the authentic 19th-century wardrobes and horse-drawn carriages. But the state has had at least 10 movies in production this calendar […]

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Saudi cinema industry is alive again, revenue to hit $1.5 billion by 2030

Over 300 theaters will open across the kingdom in the next few years.   By Leyal KhalifeExecutive Editor Nearly a year ago, Saudi Arabia ended a long-standing ban on cinemas in the country, announcing the kingdom’s plans to open movie theaters in 2018. A few months ago, the kingdom officially opened its theater doors to movie-goers in the […]

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The Brit 50: the top film production companies in the UK

Welcome to The Brit 50, Screen International’s survey of the independent UK-based production companies actively engaged in originating, developing and producing feature films for both local and international distribution. While we aimed to keep our criteria simple and straightforward in drawing up this list, the industry of course is anything but those things in 2018. […]

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Poland’s Pending Incentives Escalate Rebate Arms Race in Region

By WILL TIZARD Poland’s pending film incentives law, offering filmmakers both foreign and domestic 30% cash back on production spends, has been the subject of intense scrutiny of late. Polish producers, who have been at a disadvantage in a region of Europe where others have long had incentives, are concerned that Poland’s package be competitive, […]

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Taiwan Expands Production Incentives Scheme

By PATRICK FRATER The Taipei Film Commission is to make international access to its incentive scheme easier. The thresholds for access will be scrapped, and the existing subsidy system will be replaced with an investment scheme. The changes were announced today in Los Angeles, on the margins of the American Film Market. Under current regulations, […]

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South Africa Production Rebates Under Fire

By CHRISTOPHER VOURLIAS The Motion Picture Assn. has raised concerns that recent changes to South Africa’s tax incentive scheme and other regulatory proposals could stunt the development of the country’s film industry, according to an MPA rep. Under the new guidelines, productions that fail to meet certain benchmarks for supporting black-owned businesses are faced with the […]

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