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Film and TV Tax Incentives: A State-by-State Guide

by Bryn Elise Sandberg Incentives won’t be the only factor for producers deciding where to base projects as anti-LGBT laws in the South are sure to be a hot topic at the Association of Film Commissioners International’s Locations & Global Finance Show, taking place April 21-23 at the Marriott Burbank Convention Center. Alabama Incentive: 25% of expenses […]

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Georgia Stunt Driving Schools Meet Demand From Film Industry

By TASNIM SHAMMA With Georgia’s TV and film industry growing, there’s increasing demand to find people in the state to fill crew positions like camera operators, lighting technicians and make-up artists. But there’s also a growing need for professionals who can parallel park while driving 80 miles per hour. Stuntwoman Amy Tomberlin Cheek is an instructor with Bobby Ore Motorsports who lives […]

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Director Franco Sacchi on Nigeria’s booming film industry competing globally

Rachelle Akuffo Nigeria’s booming film industry, popularly known as Nollywood, isn’t just the largest in Africa but the second largest in the world.  The first Nigerian films were made back in the 1960s. Many filmmakers in the country date the beginnings of Nollywood blockbusters to 1992 and the direct to video release of a film […]

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Calgary Film Centre makes its long-awaited debut

Ryan White , Reporter/Producer A brand new, state of the art facility created for both the local film industry and to attract foreign productions is complete. “You feel like you’re in a different world already,” said Calgary Film Centre GM Erin O’Connor. “It does feel like we will be bringing Hollywood to Calgary.” The $28.2 million Calgary […]

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Films shot on location help revitalize Japan’s regional economies

KOBE — Regional economies in Japan are getting a boost from film production companies shooting on location, assisted by increasingly active local film commissions. Film commissions—nonprofit organizations established by local governments—help smooth the way for media companies that want to film in their respective localities. Local governments welcome the idea as film crews bring in […]

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La. senators question value of film tax credits during the budget crisis

By Kevin Frey BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – The state’s budget crisis has some Louisiana lawmakers questioning whether film tax credits are a worthwhile investment. Leaders from the Louisiana Economic Development organization told the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee Monday that the state gets back about 23 cents for every dollar invested in the tax incentive […]

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Film industry booms in Cape Town

BY BEKEZELA PHAKATHI, THE filming and events industries are booming in Cape Town with the city issuing nearly 3,000 permits in three months for various film shoots. The film industry, spearheaded by Cape Town, has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years. The city has attracted A-list actors and crews from across the world for the shooting […]

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Tory Promotes Plans To Expand Film And TV Production In Toronto

Danny Longo Mayor John Tory outlined some changes the city will be taking to boost film and television production in the city. He is coming off a three-day business trip to Los Angeles in February where he visited over 10 studios encouraging them to expand their operations in Toronto Tory says he’ll personally advocate to […]

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Japan’s ‘Production Committee’ Filmmaking Has Critics Grousing About Groupthink

Brett Bull Social media was abuzz in April after producer and distributor Adam Torel of Third Window Films told the Sankei Shimbun newspaper that the quality of movies made in Japan had fallen low. One of his points was that the so-called “production committee” system, whereby multiple partners invest in a film project, results in a highly conservative product […]

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Hollywood Investment In Spanish Co-Productions Paying Off

Emiliano De Pablos Hollywood studios are putting the pedal to the metal on film co-production in Spain, and finding the fruit of a global strategy of deeply embedding into local film industries. The Hollywood majors’ interest comes as the local market share for Spanish movies shot up to new highs of 25.5% in 2014 and […]

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