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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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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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Feds Puts 70-Year Old Paramount Film Settlements on Editing Block

Courthouse News Service | Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 By Amanda Ottaway MANHATTAN – Antitrust decrees that have dictated the U.S. film industry since 1949 might soon hit the cutting-room floor. “The Paramount Decrees have been on the books with no sunset provisions since 1949,” Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim said in a statement Thursday, announcing […]

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Rejection Of New IATSE Pact Could Result In Immediate Strike

by David Robb August 2, 2018 6:14am Social media is abuzz with resistance to the new IATSE film and TV contract, with opponents urging members to reject it and send the parties back to the bargaining table to hammer out a better deal. But a no vote could just as easily result in a strike […]

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House Approves Bill To Crack Down On Foreign Visa Abuse In Film Industry

by David Robb UPDATED with comment from AMPTP: The House of Representatives has approved a bill that would crack down on producers who bring unqualified directors and movie crews into the country to take the jobs of American film workers. The bill would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to require the Department of Homeland Security to give […]

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Wherever Hollywood has gone, it has destroyed the local film industry, warns Amitabh Bachchan

Written by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai Amitabh Bachchan feels the threat offered by Hollywood films to Hindi cinema is real and alarming. In 2016, big budget Hollywood films released alongside Hindi films raking in big moolah while trouncing their Hindi counterparts at the box-office. Agreeing that the threat from the West is an alarming one, Bachchan believes we […]

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