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Steven Soderbergh, Reese Witherspoon to shoot new projects in California thanks to tax credits

By Annlee Ellingson  –  Staff Reporter, L.A. Biz Mar 1, 2021, 1:14pm EST The California Film Commission announced a slew of movies that will film in the Golden State thanks to tax credits, including projects from Jason Bateman, the Coen brothers, Evan Longoria, Steven Soderbergh, and Reese Witherspoon. In all, 22 films — 11 studio […]

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Why the UK film industry is looking to the future with confidence

Sponsored by British Film Institute, by British Film Commission1 March 2021 The dual challenges of the pandemic and Brexit have been tumultuous to navigate for the UK’s film and high-end TV (HETV) production sector. And yet the industry has adapted not only to survive, but to flourish. With recently-published British Film Institute (BFI) statistics revealing […]

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Berlin: Why the European Film Market Is a Litmus Test for the Indie Biz

2:00 AM PST 3/1/2021 by Scott Roxborough A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, independent buyers are “cautious and wary” as Berlin’s virtual market kicks off: “They have a backlog and they are reluctant to buy anything new until they’ve cleared that.” A year into the coronavirus pandemic, executives setting up Zoom meetings and preparing to […]

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EFM Kicks Off Amid Kill Fee Concerns & #MeToo Controversies; Gosling, Bale, Ridley, Hart Among Hot Pics

By Andreas Wiseman, Tom Grater March 1, 2021 4:06am As the virtual European Film Market officially gets underway Monday, there are multiple hot-button topics reverberating behind the scenes. It starts with the growing frustration felt by a number of international buyers who are unhappy about being unwound by sales firms and packaging agents from high-profile […]

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Shuts Down Filming After Member of Production Tests Positive for COVID

“Out of an abundance of caution, production is shutting down for two weeks,” a source close to production tells PEOPLE Advertisement FB Tweet Credit: Bravo Media The Real Housewives of Atlanta has paused filming after a member of the production team tested positive for COVID-19, PEOPLE has confirmed. “The set follows rigorous COVID-19 safety protocols […]

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Official asks Culture Minister, IRIB CEO to halt film projects as coronavirus outbreak grows

TEHRAN – The head of the Coronavirus Control Operations HQ in Tehran has asked Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi and IRIB Managing Director Ali Aliasgari to stop film projects due to a significant increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19.  Addressing the two officials in a letter published on […]

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Hollywood Company To Invest $390m In A New Film Studio In London

Josh Wilson U.S. investment company, Hackman Capital Partners, is set to invest $390m (£300m) in a new Hollywood inspired production complex in Dagenham, East London. The firm owns Culver Studios in Los Angeles, and Silvercup Studios in New York, where between them major films and TV series have been shot throughout the years including, Gone […]

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Film and Performance Industry Still Struggling Despite Relaxed Social Distancing

Posted on November 6, 2020 by Korea Bizwire in Culture & Society, Lifestyle, Top News SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Thanks to the government’s decision to relax the social distancing restrictions to Level 1 starting from this Saturday, the ‘seat separation’ policies at movie theaters and performance venues will be lifted. Nonetheless, the nation’s […]

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The European film industry strives to find its way through the second wave of the coronavirus

After having seen the light at the end of the tunnel during late summer, which witnessed the successful hosting of the Venice Film Festival under strict measures but in its usual physical form (see the news), the European film industry is now facing a new period of uncertainty caused by the so-called second wave of […]

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Olivia Wilde’s ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Halts Production Due to Positive Coronavirus Test

New Line has paused production on Olivia Wilde’s upcoming movie “Don’t Worry Darling” after a crew member tested positive for coronavirus. The psychological thriller, which stars Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and Harry Styles, has been filming in Los Angeles since last month. The positive test was confirmed during routine testing that all production employees receive. […]

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