Archive for July, 2015

Film tax credit changes force workers to find jobs out of Nova Scotia

Sarah Dunsworth, costume designer and actress, moving to Sudbury for summer work By Allison Devereaux, CBC News A number of people employed by the film and television industry say they are pulling up stakes and leaving Nova Scotia for summer work because of changes to the film tax credit. Sarah Dunsworth, a costume designer and actress who […]

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Russian film studio hopes to take on Hollywood after £300m investment

Home of Soviet cinema Mosfilm gets new lease of life thanks to a former Putin deputy. The Moscow Times reports Anastasia Bazenkova for The Moscow Times, part of the New East network Russia’s biggest film studio and home of its greatest movies, Mosfilm, has secured a £300m investment aimed at restoring its glory days after near collapse in […]

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China’s Film Industry Receives 290 Million Yuan from Central Gov’t in 2014

EL Borromeo   In 2014, the Chinese film industry received warm support from the central government, who spent 290 million yuan to make quality film titles, according to official figures. Sources from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) stated that the recipients of the financial aid were 217 films, covering […]

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New Zealand leads charge to develop film-camera drones

Companies foresee a drone boom in Hollywood now US has begun to relax curbs on unmanned aerial vehicles, with drones replacing cranes, jibs and other expensive equipment used for aerial filming   Naomi Tajitsu Deep in New Zealand’s dairy heartland, drone maker Aeronavics tests aircraft designed to corner the fast-growing market for unmanned aerial vehicles […]

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Film NZ scrapped after review of govt’s screen production grant

SUZE METHERELL The role of the country’s national film office and international screen business marketing agency, Film New Zealand, will be taken over by the New Zealand Film Commission, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced today. The commission, which funds local films as well as administering the […]

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Brazilian Film Reps Talk Up Co-productions, Incentives

Marcelo Cajueiro Some of the key players from the Brazilian film and TV production sector and industry representatives will hits the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel in Beverly Hills July 23 to talk about co-production partnerships, incentives and filming in Brazil. The sessions will focus on the film and TV production industry in Brazil and touch on incentives, co-productions and filming in […]

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Broken Skull Challenge On Strike; Details On Crew Walking Off Set, The Union Deal They Are Seeking

Bill Pritchard Deadline.com is reporting production for Broken Skull Challenge with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin has stopped after the crew went on strike. According to the report, the crew of the CMT network show is demaning an IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) contract, including health and pension benefits and “other measures” of a union contract. The crew walked off the […]

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Abu Dhabi’s twofour54 receives record number of film project submissions

JASON LEMON  Abu Dhabi’s burgeoning film scene appears to be growing rapidly with a record number of submissions seeking funding from twofour54 media and entertainment hub. In total, 178 applications seeking funding were submitted for the 2015 session of Sanad, an Abu Dhabi initiative offering film grants to Arab filmmakers. Filmmakers seeking funding through the initiative can […]

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Argentina Plans to Make Its Own Netflix, Boosting an Industry That ‘No One Sees’

By Gaston Cavanagh Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is a confessed fan of Netflix — so much so that she has announced plans for the creation of her own “national and people’s” version of the streaming service. That’s right, a Netflix-like site, exclusively for Argentina, showing primarily domestic film and television productions. Few details are […]

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ISLANDERS HAVE CHANCE TO LEARN ABOUT FILM INDUSTRY FOR FREE

Karl Steel BUDDING filmmakers from Walney are being offered the chance to learn from industry professionals in a series of free creative workshops. Signal Film and Media, a charity-funded art, film and media training company based in Barrow, are offering free workshops for communities living on Walney Island. Last year they were successfully awarded funding […]

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