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Hollywood takes steps toward film production in Cuba

By The Associated Press   HAVANA — The producers of Showtime’s dark comedy “House of Lies” had $3 million and a mission: shoot the first episode of scripted American television in Cuba in more than half a century. With less than a week to shoot the entire fifth-season finale on the chaotic streets of central Havana, […]

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Atlanta Named Best Big City For Film Industry Workers

By JOHN LORINC Atlanta is the best big American city for people working in the film industry this year, according to an annual report from MovieMaker Magazine, an industry trade journal. The magazine cites the city’s atmosphere and restaurant culture among the factors that help the industry thrive. A flexible attitude has also helped. “There’s a bunch […]

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Government opening up all areas of Indonesia’s film industry to foreign investment

By Coel Healy The Indonesian film industry has been earning more and more international attention in the past few years, with local titles such as “The Raid” gaining worldwide acclaim and 2015’s “The Look of Silence” being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. We’ve also been seeing more signs that international filmmakers are interested in […]

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Busy Canadian film industry has low loonie to thank?

Joanne Cochrane Manitoba’s film industry has a love-hate relationship with the struggling Canadian dollar. On one hand, producer Kyle Irving says it’s attracting productions to come over the border here. “If the financing is coming from outside, and you’re spending Canadian dollars, then it’s a huge advantage. The Canadian film production scene hasn’t been this busy […]

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Ukraine, Israel agree on transport safety, cooperation in film industry

A number of agreements have been signed during a state visit of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to Israel. “Today we have signed four agreements: on cooperation in the field of cinematography, an agreement on the introduction of work permits for employees of the diplomatic corps, a series of agreements relating to safety, including on transport,” […]

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Crewmember Killed on Latest ‘Resident Evil’ Film

by David Robb There’s been another tragic accident on the South African set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, this one taking the life of crew member Ricardo Cornelius. He was killed on Dec. 3, but reports are just now surfacing. None of the production or distribution companies involved has yet to make a public statement or express […]

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Amazon to increase film production in their bid to ‘win an Oscar’

AFP, Berlin US online retail giant Amazon announced on Sunday that it is planning to produce 16 feature films a year, throwing down the gauntlet to Netflix, whose African war drama “Beasts of No Nation” may be headed for Oscar glory in February. “We want to win an Oscar,” Amazon boss Jeff Bezos told Sunday’s […]

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Bollywood provides life support to Pakistan’s film industry

Despite border skirmishes and neighbourly acrimony, Bollywood films continue to provide a lifeline to Pakistan’s film industry, says leading filmmaker Jamshed Mahmood Raza. “It’s very simple: we are cousins,” says Raza. “We share the same language. We share the same songs. We had cinemas, but we were not making films. New cinema spaces emerged because […]

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A force awakens as Star Wars movie enters a very different Chinese film universe to 1977 original

Relaxation or removal of foreign film quota to pose a challenge for mainland film makers Enoch Yiu Not long ago, in a film industry not too far away, the game changed. Four decades of reform in mainland China has reshaped its film market and given the latest instalment of Star Wars a very different welcome […]

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Section 181, Film Production Tax Incentive, Reinstated (and Retroactive!) in 2016 Spending Bill

by Scott Macaulay Great news for independent film producers: the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress this week and signed by President Obama contains a reinstatement of Section 181, the tax provision that incentivizes film and television production by allowing for immediate deduction of production costs up to $15 million. What’s more, the provision, which expires December 31, 2016, was […]

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