Archive for October, 2015

Film and television co-production agreement with Poland

Hon Maggie Barry Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Film and television co-production agreement signed with Poland A new agreement will encourage collaboration between the New Zealand and Polish screen industries, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says. “The Poland-New Zealand Film Co-Production Agreement was signed yesterday by Ambassador to Poland Wendy Hinton and […]

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Atlanta begins filmmaking industry job training program

By Terry Shropshire, Managing Editor and Web Editor It is certainly apropos that the greater Atlanta area would commence with an entertainment training program to harness and cultivate the burgeoning — if not exploding — base of residents who aspire to work in the industry. Georgia is one of the three major movie-making epicenters of America, […]

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Italy and Cuba work to enhance film industry ties

by Nick Goundry Italy and Cuba are looking to build on the ties between their respective film industries with a co-development fund. There are also plans in place to introduce an Italian prize at Cuba’s upcoming Havana Film Festival, and for the Italian government to help digitise the festival’s main venue, according to a Variety report. […]

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Hawaii boosts web tech to increase film production

by Nick Goundry Hawaii has boosted its broadband capacity to help increase film production and strengthen the state’s links with hundreds of international film studios. Multi-gigabit broadband hubs have been set up in Hawaii through a public-private partnership to enable faster web links with cities like Los Angeles. Productions filming in Hawaii will now be able […]

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Tax incentives for film and TV production around the world

By REUTERS MADRID, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Many countries around the world offer tax rebates or tax credits to attract foreign film or TV productions, as well as animation or video game projects, which can boost local economies. Spain is trying to catch up, with a 15 percent rebate for international production costs up to a […]

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Some see work in film industry disappear after changes to state’s tax credit program

By Jennifer Crockett NEW ORLEANS —Significant changes to Louisiana’s Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit Program were signed into law this summer, including the way credits are issued, transferred and warranted. Just three months later, movie makers in New Orleans tell WDSU they can’t get work because production in New Orleans has vanished. “It’s gone,” said scenic […]

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3-YEAR, $1.5 MILLION FUNDING: SEDA investment will grow local film industry

Savannah and Chatham County are enjoying an uptick in film production as part of the $6 billion generated this year by film and television production in the state. Georgia is now the third busiest state in the country for entertainment production, behind California and New York. This success is due at least in part to […]

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TV Boom Drives $8.7 Billion Production Spend in New York City

Gordon Cox Legit Editor Brent Lang Senior Film and Media Reporter Spending on filmed production in New York City has grown a whopping $1.5 billion in the last four years, hitting a total of $8.7 billion on the back of a TV boom that has also helped push the total number of full-time equivalent employments in the filmed […]

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In India, the slow (slow) death of a black-and-white film maker

Shashank Bengali In a musty reception room high in the southern Indian hills, a photo booth the size of a walk-in closet promises black-and-white pictures in four minutes. Groovy track lights illuminate a display table piled with X-ray film and movie-reel canisters. They were among the flagship products of Hindustan Photo Films, but the state-owned […]

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Atlanta launches film industry job training program

Carla CaldwellMorning Edition EditorAtlanta Business Chronicle Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local (IATSE) 479 are launching the City of Atlanta Entertainment Training Program. The program is the first job training program in the United States that focuses on helping the film industry build a talent pool of trained below-the-line workers […]

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