Archive for June, 2015

Czech Republic supports film industry

Since 2010, the Czech Republic has been supporting filmmakers with millions of euros each year.  Fortunately, despite scepticism expressed by certain politicians in the first years of the newly institutionalised program of incentives, the money available each year continually rose.  In 2014, a record-breaking CZK 800 million (USD 38 million[1]) was assigned to the program. […]

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Postgrad course in Film Studies aims to create jobs in sector

A new Master’s course at the University of Malta will aim to create more jobs within the local film servicing industry, while also addressing the needs of the burgeoning indigenous film industry. Teodor Reljic Launched by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Malta in collaboration with the Malta Film Commission and the Ministry […]

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Jindal OK’s $24.5B budget, rejects calls to veto bill capping film tax credits

Gov. Bobby Jindal signed Louisiana’s $24.5 billion budget bill for the coming fiscal year this afternoon, including the accompanying tax revenue measures to fund it, including a cap on the film tax credit program that critics say could kill the industry in the state. As The News Star reports, the group of bills that raised $750 million […]

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The Latest State to End Film Tax Credits

By Pat Forgey Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation ending a state subsidy program for the film industry, even while proclaiming his support for the motion picture business in Alaska. “This does not mean our administration is not supportive of this important industry,” Walker said Tuesday in a prepared statement announcing that on Monday he […]

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Kannada film industry impasse continues

MURALIDHARA KHAJANE The indefinite hunger strike launched by a few Kannada film producers, demanding that actors should not appear on television shows, took a new turn on Tuesday with Musuri Jayasimha, spokesperson for the producers, taking ill. He has been on fast for two days. Two other producers, Krishnanand Pandit and Nandihal, are also on […]

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New philanthropy program raises nearly $40,000 for WA film industry

By Hayley Roman The Film and Television Institute (FTI) of WA has raised nearly $40,000 for local screen projects, under a new philanthropy program launched less than a fortnight ago. While philanthropy is common in visual and performing arts, the film sector typically sees people invest for a financial return. The FTI worked for nearly two […]

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Gov. Walker signs bill ending Alaska film incentive program

Pat Forgey JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation ending a state subsidy program for the film industry, even while proclaiming his support for the motion picture business in Alaska. “This does not mean our administration is not supportive of this important industry,” Walker said Tuesday in a prepared statement announcing that on Monday he signed […]

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IMAX Sets 10 Film Fund With China Media Capital

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief SHANGHAI – IMAX China has partnered with state-backed private equity firm China Media Capitalto launch a new film fund. The fund will target Mandarin-language movies and is to be involved in a minimum of 10 pictures, the two companies announced Tuesday in Shanghai. Initial capitalization is $50 million. IMAX China is a Hong Kong-based, majority-owned […]

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Christopher Daley Applauds JAMPRO For Jamaica Film Festival

Veteran actor/comedian Christopher ‘Johnny’ Daley, has lauded JAMPRO for endorsing the first staging of the Jamaica Film Festival. According to Daley, he has long yearned for this moment in the local film industry. The festival, set to be hosted in various venues in and around Kingston from July 7-11, not only creates an avenue for […]

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Censorship: Egypt’s limited portal to the creative production world

Daily News Egypt The censors said that, while “Halawet Rouh” (Inner Beauty) had sexual content that did not match Egyptian traditions, “Noah” had religious references that contradict with Islamic heritage. By Nayera Yasser Ever since the early silent films in the late 19th century, Egyptians have grown a special fondness for films and cinema. By the […]

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