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Antalya: Turkish Film Industry Weathering Turbulent Political Climate

Christopher Vourlias ANTALYA, Turkey — It was an ominous sign for many Turkish bizzers when the government announced earlier this month its plans to leave the EU’s Creative Europe program, a 1.46-billion-euro ($1.59 billion) cultural fund supporting the arts. Since Turkey joined the program as a non-EU member country in 2015, an estimated 2.4 million euros ($2.6 million) […]

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Scarlett Johansson and the film industry’s gender pay gap

Scarlett Johansson is the highest-grossing female film actor of all time, but is she really the biggest star? Not necessarily. The list on which Johansson has risen to number 10 is a running aggregate maintained by Box Office Mojo, a box office analysis website, that compiles a table containing films in which actors are featured players, […]

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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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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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Section 181, Film Production Tax Incentive, Reinstated (and Retroactive!) in 2016 Spending Bill

by Scott Macaulay Great news for independent film producers: the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress this week and signed by President Obama contains a reinstatement of Section 181, the tax provision that incentivizes film and television production by allowing for immediate deduction of production costs up to $15 million. What’s more, the provision, which expires December 31, 2016, was […]

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Stuntman Says Boss Ordered Him Injured

By MATT REYNOLDS LOS ANGELES (CN) – A stunt coordinator for “Amazing Spiderman 2” ordered a stuntman to injure another one in an “act of malicious age discrimination” that ended the older man’s career, the longtime stuntman claims in court. B.J. Davis worked as a stuntman for 35 years before the “malicious age discrimination” ended […]

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Quebecor Fund Announces List of Funded Producers and Distributors Under its Event and Film Production Assistance Program (EFPAP)

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC–(Marketwired – Feb. 17, 2015) – The Quebecor Fund Board of Directors is pleased to announce the names of the production companies and distributors whose projects will receive ninth-round funding under the Event and Film Production Assistance Program (EFPAP) following January 27, 2015 submissions. The selected producers and distributors will share a total of $635,000 […]

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Berlin: European Film Market Chief Matthijs Wouter Knol on Embracing Drama Series

Leo Barraclough This year, for the first time, the European Film Market allowed producers and sales companies representing up-market drama series to sell their shows at the EFM with the introduction of Drama Series Days, a platform for serial content. It also introduced CoPro Series as part of the Berlinale Co-Production Market, with six handpicked serial projects. Matthijs […]

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