Archive for August, 2018

China’s top television stars have wages capped at US$7.25 million per season

Deal between production firms, distributors also means film stars can be paid no more than 70 per cent of the total production budget   Nine of China’s top television and film production and distribution companies have agreed to cap wage payments for performers, amid an ongoing investigation into allegations of tax evasion by some of […]

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Bollywood: The World’s Biggest Film Industry, review: a fascinating look at this vibrant, uplifting world

Brash, loud, uplifting, saturated with action, colour, song and dance, Bollywood: The World’s Biggest Film Industry (BBC Two) was a documentary that brought out the sheer vibrancy of its subject exceptionally well. Anita Rani was infectiously excited to be in India for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the world’s biggest film industry. Her film was as […]

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State has given $420 million in tax breaks to TV shows, movies, won’t detail why

Tim Novak and Tanveer Ali   Over the past decade, the state of Illinois has given nearly $420 million in tax breaks to companies that came to the state to make television shows such as “Chicago Fire,” movies like “Transformers” and dozens of commercials. What did those 1,817 productions do to earn those tax breaks? […]

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Hollywood editors break with parent union IATSE over new studio contract

By David Ng Hollywood editors typically toil far from the limelight, huddled over digital consoles in dark rooms as they meticulously shape movies and TV shows into their final forms. Now they find themselves the unlikely center of attention in an escalating labor dispute that threatens a new three-year contract covering compensation, benefits and working […]

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California Lagged Behind Canada, U.K., Georgia in 2017 Film Production

By Dave McNary California was the shooting location for 10 of the top 100 box office performers last year, trailing Canada, the U.K., and Georgia, a report by FilmL.A. showed on Wednesday. Canada was by far the top-ranked location with 20 films, including 11 that were shot in British Columbia, with the report noting that […]

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Canada Tops List of Popular Filming Locations For First Time

August 8, 2018   LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Canada has become the top location for major feature film production, according to a FilmL.A. report released Wednesday that ranked California as the fourth most popular filming spot in the world. It was the first time Canada topped the list during FilmL.A.’s five years of tracking feature […]

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Hollywood Has Made Basically No Progress in Onscreen Diversity, Study Finds

Despite recent efforts to change the status quo, Hollywood remains overwhelmingly white and male. In fact, according to a new study from USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, there has been no significant statistical improvement in the representation of women, people of color, LGBT characters, or characters with disability in film over the last decade.The study is a […]

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Why Hollywood franchises like ‘Mission: Impossible’ and ‘Star Wars’ treat London as a second home

By Emily Zemler Jul 27, 2018 When Tom Cruise rushes to the peak of the iconic rooftop of the Tate Modern in “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” it’s not just one of the film’s many thrilling action set pieces, it’s also a prime showcase for Hollywood’s latest home away from home. As U.S. film production continues […]

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Another TV series, set in Missouri, is filmed in … Georgia

  By Jack Suntrup St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul 30, 2018 JEFFERSON CITY • In the new HBO miniseries “Sharp Objects,” a St. Louis newspaper editor dispatches one of his reporters to Missouri’s Bootheel to investigate the murder of a girl. Like “Ozark,” a Netflix series, “Sharp Objects” is set in Missouri — yet filmed in […]

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Poland to Launch Production Incentives as Eastern European Battle for Shoots Intensifies

7:04 AM PDT 8/2/2018 by Vladimir Kozlov All foreign and local shoots will be entitled to a 30 percent cash rebate on qualifying expenses. Poland, the only major Central European country that didn’t have a tax incentive scheme so far, is catching up with neighbors as the country’s government has this week approved the introduction […]

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