Archive for May, 2015

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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Facing Gannett, KGW unions pass a test of unity

In a bit of bargaining-table drama, three unions at KGW-TV showed unity earlier this month by attending each other’s contract negotiating sessions, taking a company negotiator by surprise. At KGW, Portland’s NBC affiliate, SAG-AFTRA represents on-camera staff, IATSE Local 600 represents camera operators, and IBEW Local 48 represents control room operators and technicians. Historically, the three […]

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Bristol’s film industry worth £17.5 million to the city

By The Bristol Post BRISTOL’S fast growing film and television industry is worth an estimated £17.5 million to the city’s economy – according to official statistics. Over the last year major productions including Sherlock, the award-winning The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies and Poldark were all made in the city. And Bristol Film Office has released new figures which found […]

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4Reelz film school begins operation

Brenda Young Round Rock Leader contributing writer Offering a creative outlet for film enthusiasts of all ages, the 4Reelz School of Film opened a 2,500-square-foot facility in Round Rock three months ago, and the school is adding to its cast of students. “We’re already running our regular, year-round classes. We’re also gearing up for our […]

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An Open Secret review – damning documentary takes aim at sexual abuse in Hollywood

Amy Berg’s revealing look at child molestation in the film industry is plainly told but undeniably shocking It’s been salaciously described as “the movie Hollywood doesn’t want you to see”, and while this sounds like marketing hyperbole, An Open Secret’s rocky road to the big screen suggests it might not be too far from the […]

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TV AND FILM PRODUCTION CONTRIBUTED $47 BILLION IN WAGES

BY IAIN ALEXANDER A report released by the MPAA shows how the TV and film industries have contributed $47 billion in wages with salaries of working professionals 42% above the national average. In 2013, the industry employed over 1.9 million people and directly supported more than 300,000 production jobs in the marketing, manufacturing and distribution of films and […]

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India, South Korea Sign Film Treaty

by Nyay Bhushan India and South Korea have signed a co-production treaty that will enable film producers to tap into various incentives offered by both governments. The treaty was signed by South Korean minister of trade, industry and energy Yoon Sang-jik and Indian vice foreign minister Anil Wadhwa at a ceremony in Seoul. The ceremony was attended by South […]

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Europe’s Film Industry Unites to Increase Distribution in Europe

CANNES: European film industry associations are joining forces to improve the circulation of films in Europe. Four associations representing professionals from the entire film creation chain, the European Producers Club, Europa International, Europa Distribution and EuroVoD, announced the launch of a focus group to develop higher accessibility, distribution and circulation of films in Europe. The group will meet during summer […]

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