Archive for December, 2015

The fate of Louisiana’s film industry

The Louisiana film industry is transforming, but the end is not near. In the big picture, the legislative session ended with a vote to cap the Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit at $180 million last July. It’s caused uncertainty for the future of films in Louisiana. Previously, there was no limit to what many call […]

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South Korean film industry ends year strong with domestic pics

By Tae Hong It seems South Korea’s film industry is ending its already-lucrative year on a high note with the box office success of films “The Priests” and “Inside Men.” According to Yonhap, distributor CJ Entertainment said Thursday that “The Priests” had surpassed five million ticket sales this week, becoming the first Korean film released in […]

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Malaysian film industry forging its way

Audrey Wilson The CIFF’s Spotlight on Malaysian Cinema program is set to give Phnom Penh audiences a taste of one of Southeast Asia’s lesser-known filmmaking scenes, which — like Cambodia’s — is still forging its own distinct identity. From its earliest beginnings, Malaysian cinema has grappled with both the soft-power influence of larger countries and […]

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More People Are Complaining About Film And TV Shoots In L.A.

BY JEAN TRINH If you live in L.A., you’ve most likely experienced the wrath of a film or TV shoot in your neighborhood. While you may have just been silently annoyed by your scarce street parking taken up by trailers and the sidewalks full of production crew and police officers, there has been an uptick of […]

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Hollywood’s big part in the Queensland film industry

Paul SyvretThe Courier-Mail THE night the 2014 season finale of popular American sitcom Modern Family went to air, Qantas reported a 25 per cent spike in website traffic out of the US. For Qantas it was an initial pay-off for a reported $500,000-plus investment the airline had made in bringing cast and crew to ­Australia on a […]

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Visit Mollywood, the Mormon independent film industry

By Mike Vago This week’s entry: Mormon cinema What it’s about: The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) is different enough from other Christian sects that the faith has its own distinct culture, particularly in places like Utah, Idaho, and Arizona, where Mormons represent a high percentage of the population. This culture includes films made by Mormon filmmakers […]

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Piedmont Triad Film Commission opens new office

Katie ArcieriReporterTriad Business Journal The Piedmont Triad Film Commission, a Winston-Salem based organization that works to recruit film productions to the 12-county Triad region, has opened a satellite office at the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau Regional Visitors Center. The new office at 1634 N. Main St. will allow the commission to work closely with the […]

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Spanish cinema fraud revealed as subsidy inspectors find empty theatres

Film producers and cinema owners have been in cahoots to fake the numbers of tickets sold in order for Spanish films to hit the magic 60,000-viewer mark so that government subsidies will be paid out. By James Badcock, Madrid Leading figures from Spain’s film industry are accused of having been cooking the books for years in order […]

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