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DIVERSITY CRISIS IN THE FILM INDUSTRY: HAVE YOUR SAY

From ageism to sexism, discrimination and a lack of roles for women and minorities, the film industry faces a growing diversity crisis that needs to be solved. This month the A.C.L.U made a formal request to US state and federal agencies to look into the gender discrimination taking place in Hollywood. According to the letter filed on […]

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N.S. film tax credit changes blamed for film cancelling shoot

$2.5M project was rewritten to be set in the province, but now they’re seeking N.S. landscapes CBC News A production company that rewrote a movie to set it in Nova Scotia will now film it elsewhere, and it’s blaming the changes to the province’s film tax credit. Paul Barkin of Alcina Pictures says the $2.5 […]

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Independent films in Egypt, Middle East: coproductions and agendas

As a part of Hybrid Reels programme, Mostafa Youssef of Seen Film Production led a discussion about film co-production as a source of funding Marwa Morgan Every weekend, cinemas in Cairo are filled with audiences eager to see the biggest releases, which have been advertised on billboards all over the city. Given this enthusiastic audience, […]

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House budget bumps film funding up to $40M

By Hilary Snow The N.C. House’s proposed spending plan for 2015-16 could be promising for the state’s film industry. Included in the House’s recently approved $22.2 billion budget for next fiscal year is $40 million for filming–a boost from the already-spent $10 million grant in the current budget, but a drop in the originally recommended $60 […]

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Ontario Amends Foreign Film Tax Credit Cut for Hollywood

by Etan Vlessing After hearing from the major Hollywood studios, the Ontario government has amended a current bill to cut savings from the province’s foreign film and digital media production tax credit incentives. The changes, unveiled Monday, will see foreign productions already committed to the province before the government last month cut its tax breaks to 21.5 […]

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€6m deal signed for film studio in Limerick

by Jimmy Woulfe, Mid-West Correspondent The Irish Examiner revealed negotiations were at an advanced stage earlier this month to create an international film industry hub at the former Dell plant. Limerick City and County Council has now bought the 350,000sq ft former industrial building and is in continuing talks with Ardmore Studios in Wicklow which […]

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How Sweden hit its 50:50 gender target for film production in record time

Paul Byrnes Film critic Ingrid Bergman has been everywhere at the Cannes Film Festival this year. It’s the centenary of her birth, so the festival chose as its poster a beautiful picture from the 1950s by Magnum photographer David Seymour. Her daughter, Isabella, headed up the jury at Un Certain Regard, the sidebar to the […]

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Are the film tax breaks really helping Louisiana?

Frank talk in Baton Rouge about Louisiana’s film tax credits has been worthwhile for taxpayers, who’ve helped subsidize some big-time movies without proof of profit to our state. A host of bills have been introduced and discussed in the Legislature regarding Louisiana’s generous contributions to Hollywood filmmakers. Supporters of robust tax credits flooded the Capitol […]

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W.Va. Film Office holding production seminar

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) – A training seminar for people wanting to become production coordinators in the film industry is set for next month in Fairmont.… Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/23/wva-film-office-holding-production-seminar/#ixzz3b4D4Zbtx

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IATSE’s New Film & TV Contract Includes 3% Annual Raises, Pension Increases

by David Robb A month after IATSE reached a tentative three-year film and TV agreement with producers, details of the deal finally are emerging. The union has yet to disclose the terms publicly, but Deadline has learned that it calls for 3% pay raises in each year of the contract, which is in line with the deals Hollywood’s other major unions […]

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