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Bad timing: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana’s film credit program

Though spared in Jindal budget, program not safe from cuts GORDON RUSSELL The timing couldn’t be much worse for supporters of Louisiana’s film industry. As the state stares down a $1.6 billion budget shortfall, one due in part to the spiraling cost of corporate giveaways, a fresh wave of scandals has erupted around the film program, giving new […]

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Imported Bollywood Films Have Become Quite a Drama in Bangladesh

Film distributors and cinema owners in Bangladesh have retaliated against popular actor Shakib Khan, who led protests against the screening of Indian movies in the country, by slapping a ban on all the films that he appears in. Khan was not alone in his protest. Many Bangladeshi film actors, directors and production workers participated in a campaign […]

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Morocco Earned $120 Million From Foreign Films in 2014

This figure represents a six-fold increase in comparison with 2013 when the budget of foreign films production reached $22 million. Speaking at the close of Morocco’s National Film Festival in Tangiers on Saturday, the head of Morocco’s film commission said this increase was made possible to the country’s political stability compared to other countries in […]

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Russian film and TV production on the up

During 2014 roughly 750 TV series and TV films were in different stages of production for Russian TV, up 18% compared to 2013, according to Moscow-based KVG Research. The research firm said more than half of these productions were broadcast on Russian TV last year, while the country’s three leading content producers – Channel One, […]

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New Film Friendly Guidelines to Help Industry Thrive

Filming in Victoria is about to be simplified, with legislation taking effect to streamline filming approval processes and increase activity in the state’s $1.3 billion screen industry. The Filming Approval Act 2014 takes effect on Sunday, 1 March, 2015 and requires all Victorian councils and public agencies to adopt standard processes for filming applications and assessing permits […]

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Alberta shooting for a bigger film industry

Alberta’s film industry is more indie-sized than blockbuster, but that might be about to change By Tracy Johnson, CBC News In the first trailer for the television series Fargo, actor Billy Bob Thornton is scraping the ice off his windshield on a bitter winter’s day. Calgary doubled for Minnesota and North Dakota in the first season of Fargo and will play […]

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1,000 film sector jobs at risk as studio talks stall

By Jimmy Woulfe Mid-West Correspondent Up to 1,000 potential film industry jobs in Limerick are on hold over the stalling of talks involving a major studio, it was claimed last night. Fianna Fáil spokesman on justice Niall Collins said Ardmore Studios is anxious to take over an industrial building once used by multi-nationals Wang and […]

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HK$200m to boost local film production

Financial Secretary John Tsang said an additional HK$200 million into the Film Development Fund to boost local film production. It is expected to enhance funding arrangements and introduce a subsidy scheme for film productions with a budget not exceeding HK$10 million, subject to a subsidy ceiling of HK$2 million. Tsang will also raise the production […]

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Revamped film board courts more productions for Cayman

A revamped Film Commission Board believes it’s playing a more active role in its new home under the Department of Tourism. The goal? Bringing more movie, TV, commercial, and documentary production crews to film in the Cayman Islands. The stunning scenery of Cayman has been the backdrop of many film productions over the years. The reinvigorated […]

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Kenya: Blow for Kenyan Film Industry As M-Net Closes Down Maisha Magic

By Elly Gitau M-NET has announced the closure of its entertainment channel, Maisha Magic, after it’s failure to perform and sustain business. According to M-Net Sub-Saharan Africa CEO, Patricia van Rooyen, the decision to close the channel and refocuse on the Maisha Magic Swahili, was taken after a review of the rankings and their popularity. […]

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