Archive for September, 2015

Towards a sustainable film industry

By Edward Zammit Lewis Ninety years ago Malta witnessed the start of its film industry. Since then this dynamic sector has expanded in such a manner that it is also having a relevant and positive impact on our economy This industry is now creating new jobs and generating more wealth than ever before. The film […]

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Top US movie exec Bill Daly hails Northern Ireland’s film industry ‘a hidden gem’: Man behind Harry Potter and Lethal Weapon

By John Mulgrew Former Warner Bros vice-president Bill Daly was heavily involved in some of the best known movies of the last 25 years. His grandparents hailed from Coleraine and he is currently in the province visiting relatives. He will also speak this week at the Icons technology festival in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. Mr Daly […]

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Australia’s VFX industry Receives $1 Million Boost for Future Film Artists

Vancouver-based online education provider CG Spectrum collaborates with Iloura VFX to invest up to $1 million in scholarships and paid internships. By Jennifer Wolfe Vancouver-based online education provider CG Spectrum is making a mark as Australia’s most globally connected film and game school by collaborating with Iloura, the VFX company behind that wayward and rebellious bear, Ted. CG Spectrum […]

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Women in Film and TV Vancouver to kick off VIFF Industry

by Craig Takeuchi  The conversation about gender inequality in the film industry has been heightened in Hollywood over the last while, with everything from Patricia Arquette’s rousing Oscar acceptance speech to viral videos mocking how women are treated in Hollywood. If you’re interested in supporting women in film, Women in Film and Television Vancouver is rolling out their […]

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Pakistan’s film industry is bouncing back – and not just because of Bollywood

Lollywood has released about 10 Urdu films this year, the highest ever in more than three decades. Shelly Walia, Qz.com Pakistan’s once-withering film industry is on the verge of a renaissance. Lollywood – an unofficial name of the industry, centred around Lahore – has released about 10 Urdu films this year, the highest ever in more than three decades. […]

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Film company signs historic $125 million deal with Antigua government

TORONTO, Canada, Tuesday September 15, 2015 – Golden Island Filmworks has signed an unprecedented $125 million equity financing agreement with the government of Antigua that will see some of the money generated from the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) being pumped into film production. Producer Rudy Langlais and his partners, Caribbean social entrepreneur Valmiki Kempadoo, […]

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Federal Judge Dismisses Antitrust Claims Against Hollywood Agency Giants

Posted by: : Paul Ebeling United Talent Agency and ICM Partners have convinced a court to dismiss several claims filed against them by a smaller talent agency, including the allegation that they violated antitrust law by collecting “packaging fees” on television projects. Lenhoff & Lenhoff, Charles Lenhoff’s boutique talent agency, filed suit in February after losing two […]

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Lights! Camera! Action! — N.C. film industry to get $60M boost

Lauren K. Ohnesorge It’s official: Budget writers in Raleigh have drafted legislation that would pour millions in additional funding into North Carolina’s film industry. The budget earmarks $60 million in grant funds over two years for qualifying productions, $30 million per fiscal year. Adding in the $4 million left over from the previous fiscal year that has […]

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South Film Industry to Shut Down For Kamal Haasan’s Skill Workshop

Karthik Kumar Kamal Haasan, the incumbent chairman of the Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESC), has formally announced a massive skill certification program for employees in the film industry at the eighth edition of Global Skills Summit held in New Delhi last week. Addressing the gathering which was also attended by Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of […]

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DGA Six-Year Study: TV Hiring Pipeline Disadvantages Women and Minority Directors at Point of Entry

Employers Hire Just 18% Female and 14% Minority First-Time Episodic TV Directors LOS ANGELES –(SPW)– Recognizing the fundamental role that a “first break” in the television business can play to increase diversity, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) today issued the results of a six-year analysis of the gender and ethnic diversity of directors who […]

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