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You found it!  This is the ONLY resource you’ll find that doesn’t claim to tell you HOW to make a movie.  Instead, we tell you how movies are actually made.  The more you know about the reality of the professional filmmaking industry, the easier it will be for you to find a way in for […]

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‘Furious 7′ a big boost to UAE film industry, says team behind Abu Dhabi shoot

The ‘Furious 7’ production and cast visited our sunny shores to shoot some key action scenes. UAE-based companies, background actors and staff were tapped to help with the Abu Dhabi production. According to Miranda Davidson, CEO of Miranda Davidson Studios, they’ve casted 200 local extras of different ages and nationalities for the film. Real estate […]

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Midnight Rider Film Subject of OSHA Hearing

By JoAnn Merrigan Savannah – The now defunct Midnight Rider film and whether cast and crew members were deliberately put in harm’s is the subject of a hearing that started today in Savannah.   The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)is holding a hearing because the company that was making the film, Unclaimed Freight, is […]

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Film, TV tax breaks a huge ‘waste of money,’ some believe

“They’re a colossal waste of money.” — North Carolina Rep. Paul Stam, on incentives to attract TV and film productions By Doug G. Ware HOLLYWOOD, March 31 (UPI) – Decades ago, nearly 100 percent of all U.S. film and television productions were produced and filmed entirely in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Today, that share is […]

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Film tax credits no longer getting glowing reviews

By David ScharfenbergGLOBE STAFF The Massachusetts film tax credit has created hundreds of jobs and helped finance a string of hit movies, from “Moneyball,” the true-life story of a data-driven baseball executive, to “Ted,” a raunchy comedy about a man and his teddy bear. So Governor Charlie Baker raised some eyebrows a few weeks back […]

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Film industry supporters shift tactics to attract productions

RALEIGH | Stung by last year’s failings during the short legislative session, the region’s film supporters this winter decided to change their tactics. Facts Current film incentive legislation proposals Gov. Pat McCrory The governor’s proposed budget includes $10 million for the film grant program for each of the next two fiscal years. N.C. House Democrats, […]

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Film tax credit is a flop

By Thomas FarragherGLOBE COLUMNIST The gravitational pull of the stars is surprisingly magnetic, strongly intoxicating. Faster than you can say Jennifer Lawrence, serious-minded people get all rubber-legged. I’ve seen it up close. When big-name Hollywood actors make the occasional visit to the Globe, reporters capable of putting the toughest of questions to the most powerful of […]

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Movie studio opens at Land of Illusion for filming

By Chelsey Levingston Staff Writer MADISON TWP. — A studio for film, television and video production has opened on the grounds of the Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park outside Middletown, the park’s owner announced Friday. Land of Illusion runs only a limited time each year. Opening the 110-acre venue in the off-season to film crews […]

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Mapp Signs New Film and Video Tax Breaks

Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed into law an act creating new film and video tax breaks, but said in a statement Friday he was doing so “reluctantly,” because of some serious practical problems and major drafting errors in it. Mapp also signed legislation appropriating money to fight the owners of the shuttered Hovensa refinery in court, […]

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B.C. expects banner year for movie, TV production

JUSTIN SMALLBRIDGE THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Superheroes and sci-fi adventurers are coming to the rescue of British Columbia’s film and TV industry despite dire predictions that it was heading for an unhappy ending. Business has bounced back without further government tax credits, even though some industry insiders said tax breaks were the only way to […]

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Cinecittà touts Italian tax credits to Hollywood

By Jeremy Kay A small delegation from Cinecittà Studios toured Los Angeles this week to promote the revised Italian tax credit to Hollywood studios and production companies. CEO Giuseppe Basso and Cristina Giubbetti, sales manager international productions, were touting key changes that among other things allow Cinecittà Studios to act as an Italian production service company. […]

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