Archive for November, 2015

6 Hollywood Studio Executives Discuss the State of the Film Industry

Justin Morrow The Hollywood Reporter recently sat down with the major studio chiefs for an hour-long discussion of the state of the industry, and while it’s definitely worth watching, because we love you so much, we went ahead and put together a list of 3 takeaways from the video, featuring Donna Langley (Chairman, Universal Pictures), Tom […]

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Nova Scotia film industry ‘significantly less competitive,’ says consultant

Representatives from Nova Scotia’s film industry are telling provincial politicians that their industry is doing only a fraction of the work it used to — and they’re pointing at changes to the film tax credit as the cause. Jan Miller, an industry consultant, has been keeping an eye on what other provinces are offering and right now, […]

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Women and the Irish film industry

Sir, – I write in response to Una Mullally’s article (“A century on, Abbey still gives women a bit part”, Opinion & Analysis, November 2nd) which highlights the woeful under-representation of female playwrights in the Abbey’s centenary programme. Unfortunately, this dismal picture of exclusion is not the exclusive preserve of the theatre. It is also echoed in […]

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Illinois lifts its film tax program deferral to better compete with states like Georgia

Ellie HensleyStaff WriterAtlanta Business Chronicle Illinois has lifted the deferral of its new film tax applications, which will likely make it a stiffer competitor for Georgia when it comes to luring film and television projects. Illinois’ tax credit offers 30 percent on qualified expenditures in the the state, including production, post-production and film worker salaries […]

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Beijing Film Academy to help Malaysia develop film industry

BY THO XIN YI BEIJING: MCA Youth has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Beijing Film Academy in a move to push for the development of the film industry in Malaysia. Its chief Chong Sin Woon said the MoU would pave the way for possible collaboration with the academy in the next three years. “We […]

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Scottish film and TV boosted by UK tax relief, says David Mundell

KARRIE GILLETT Financial support for the film and television industry is proving a “major boost” to the number of productions being shot in Scotland, according to the Scottish secretary. David Mundell pointed towards two projects currently filming on location in Edinburgh which he said are taking advantage of UK Government tax relief measures. An adaptation […]

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Govt will resolve Film Industry issues: Talasani

Commercial Taxes and Cinematography Minister, T Srinivas Yadav today promised to resolve all the issues pertaining to Film Industry and provide all help for its development in Telangana State. Talking to reporters after a review meeting with film producers Daggubati Suresh Babu, Kalyan and Shankar at Secretariat here, Srinivas Yadav said that the government will […]

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Videogame maker Activision launches film studio

Activision Blizzard has launched a film and TV studio to create original content based on its popular videogame franchises such as “Call of Duty” and “Hearthstone” in its latest push to expand beyond console-based games. Activision Blizzard Studios’ first production will be “Skylanders Academy,” an animated TV series based on the company’s toys-to-life videogame “Skylanders”, […]

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Myanmar And Its Film Industry Fear Election Could Mark End Of Period Of Freedom

Peter Decherney On Sunday, the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar (formerly Burma) is scheduled to have a democratic general election. It will be the first national election since the 2011 dissolution of the military junta that had oppressed the people of Myanmar for over five decades. The generals still hold most of the power in […]

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No green in Kollywood

SREEDHAR PILLAI The Tamil cinema industry is still going through a cash crunch. Despite this year seeing a record number of Tamil film releases, the industry is still going through a cash crunch. Big producers are finding it difficult to fund films with the recent box-office failure of some big films creating panic among some […]

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