Archive for August, 2015

CASTING SCAM ALERT ISSUED TO ACTORS IN HOLLYWOOD

BY IAIN ALEXANDER A new casting scam is targeting actors in the Hollywood area where they are being asked to provide nude pictures of themselves to qualify for an audition. The scam alert was issued by one of the largest casting firms in Los Angeles urging actors to avoid any such contact with the individuals who […]

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Whatever happened to Pakistan’s film industry?

Pakistan is currently witnessing a rennaissance of its once nearly defunct film industry. Nadeem F. Paracha takes a closer look at how the times have changed. Until 1979, Pakistan’s film industry was churning out an average of 50 to 80 films a year. Then quite suddenly the industry began to fall apart. The main reasons […]

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Talking Arts: Uganda’s film industry makes slow but steady progress

Uganda’s film industry is growing fast, with actors, producers and directors following their dreams and creating a precedent even when the industry is seriously beset by lack of resources.   The Uganda Communications Commission has rewarded the best in Uganda’s film industry at the  just concludued 2015 Uganda Film Festival. The film festival was a […]

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Scottish Company Set to Light Up Film Industry

GLASGOW, Scotland, August 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A Glasgow company that can boast one of Hollywood’s top cinematographers as a client has now set opened its doors to the crowd for investment. Blind Spot Gear, winner of the Great British Entrepreneurial Award, created the Scorpion Light, a portable, flexible and affordable light that can be used by filmmakers in any location. […]

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IATSE Locals Ratify 2015-2018 Producer-IATSE Basic Agreement

The 13 local unions representing over 43,000 members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE) working in motion picture and television production have ratified the new Producer-IATSE Basic Agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The contract is the labor agreement between the major motion […]

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Female TV directors make modest strides, but minority representation drops, DGA reports

By YVONNE VILLARREAL With all this talk of too much TV, there still isn’t an overabundance of female and minority directors behind the camera. That’s according to the Directors Guild of America’s latest report analyzing the gender and ethnicity of directors hired by prime-time television shows across broadcast and cable networks, as well as rising Internet networks such […]

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Budget Cuts Hit Film, Video Game Incentive Fund

by Kiah Collier Throughout August, The Texas Tribune will feature 31 ways Texans’ lives will change because of new laws that take effect Sept. 1. Check out our story calendar for more. The high school football players pack the locker room before their first, big game — tensions high, the plot headed to climax — when Coach Eric […]

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Producers: Uruguay’s film industry is in crisis

Movie producers have declared Uruguay’s film industry to be in an “emergency” due to falling government support for domestic movies, Film Producers Association, or ASOPROD, representative Esteban Schroeder told EFE. Domestic funding covers about 30 percent of production costs and Uruguayan producers must go overseas for the rest of the money, Schroeder said. “At one […]

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TV and movie workers revolt at ‘unfair’ fees for job adverts

Daniel Boffey They make the tea, clean the sets and sort out lunch for the stars, and hope for an eventual promotion to a bigger, better role. But there is rebellion brewing among the unsung heroes of the showbusiness industry. Officials connected to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have launched an investigation after […]

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There are better ‘investments’ than Pa.’s film tax credit

By Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan Want to invest in a movie? Don’t bother answering because you are going to if the film industry has its way. The star-struck politicians in Pennsylvania will simply force you to invest. And here’s what they don’t want you to know: Movies are a terrible investment. A recent report […]

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