Archive for May, 2016

Hollywood’s special effects industry is cratering, and an art form is disappearing along with it

Pasadena, California Allan A. Apone, a film and TV makeup artist with 35 years experience, had a recent job on the set of a TV commercial shoot. As he prepared to cover up a blemish on a well-known actor’s forehead, the director breezed past the chair and waved him off, saying, “Don’t worry about it—I […]

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Women actors don’t get even 5 per cent of what men do: Aindrita

Aindrita Ray, who has acted in over 25 films in Kannada, took on what she called the ‘male-dominated industry’ by raising the contentious question of disparity in remuneration between male and female leads. Though the issue is as old as cinema itself, Aindrita broke the long silence on the issue by accusing the Kannada film […]

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Film industry backs cuts to production tax credits

Vancouver, BC, Canada / News Talk 980 CKNW | Vancouver’s News. Vancouver’s Talk With files from Shelby Thom and Ria Renouf BC’s film industry says trimming tax credits for foreign film and TV makers by 5% is a good compromise. BC’s Finance Minister Mike De Jong announced today that the subsidy will be chopped to 28% come October. He […]

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Italian Film Industry Condemns Paramount’s EU Antitrust Deal

by Ariston Anderson Leaders in the Italian film industry say Paramount’s proposed actions will threaten the very core of the European audiovisual industry. The Italian film industry has condemned Paramount for offering concessions to the EU in an ongoing antitrust case. It joins the ranks of leaders in the European audiovisual industry who claim that the […]

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How a Donald Trump Presidential Win Could Chill the Global Film Industry

by Scott Roxborough and John Hecht The Republican frontrunner’s trade proposals and America-first rhetoric have international dealmakers on high alert. Says Mexico’s national film chamber, Canacine: “We hope that for the good of Mexico and the good of the United States Trump does not become president.” Bemusement at the ascension of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is turning to […]

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Advanced paint techniques for the film industry workshop

Learn painting processes used in the film industry (and in theatre, marble and wood restoration applications) through demonstrations and practice with one of the most knowledgeable scenic and experienced artists in the film industry on May 28th – 29th in Belfast. Instructor Joyce Woods (B.Ed., MA) has over 25 years of experience creating trompe l’oeil […]

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AMERICA’S FILM & TV INDUSTRY IS A NETWORK OF SMALL BUSINESSES

Bringing movies and TV shows from an idea or story to screens big and small isn’t a process that happens overnight. Productions often spend months shooting on location around the country, requiring the services and supplies of hundreds of local vendors and businesses – from construction, transportation, and lumber providers to costume, florist, and paint […]

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Tax Incentive Cuts Impacting Texas Film Industry

By Alex Stockwell AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas film industry is feeling the effects of budget cuts on the state’s film incentive program. After funding was slashed by two-thirds, other states are now giving Texas a run for its money. Last year, Texas lawmakers cut the budget down from $95 million to just $32 million. […]

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Variety Western Australia Launches $12 Million Film Fund

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief   Western Australia has launched a US$12 million (A$16 million) film fund intended to attract and increase inbound production from Australia and the rest of the world. The Western Australian Regional Film Fund, which becomes operational from July 1, draws its funding from the state’s Royalties for Regions cash pool. It […]

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Female Cinematographers Band Together to Form New Collective

By Kate Erbland | Indiewire The International Collective of Female Cinematographers includes members from around the world. Female cinematographers are banding together to form a new a collective aimed at giving a public face their “often overlooked” minority in the industry. The newly formed International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC) is billed as “a growing collective of professional Cinematographers […]

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