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Game over: Screen Actors Guild performers go on strike in computer gaming industry

Having failed to renegotiate contract terms last laid down in 1994, the actors’ union is taking industrial action The computer game industry has arguably been the biggest success story of the recent global financial crisis, seeing sales in every region going up. Total revenues in the US reached $23.5bn in 2015, with a lot of […]

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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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Film and TV Tax Incentives: A State-by-State Guide

by Bryn Elise Sandberg Incentives won’t be the only factor for producers deciding where to base projects as anti-LGBT laws in the South are sure to be a hot topic at the Association of Film Commissioners International’s Locations & Global Finance Show, taking place April 21-23 at the Marriott Burbank Convention Center. Alabama Incentive: 25% of expenses […]

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Hollywood Investment In Spanish Co-Productions Paying Off

Emiliano De Pablos Hollywood studios are putting the pedal to the metal on film co-production in Spain, and finding the fruit of a global strategy of deeply embedding into local film industries. The Hollywood majors’ interest comes as the local market share for Spanish movies shot up to new highs of 25.5% in 2014 and […]

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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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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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Warner Bros. to Address Diversity Issue With Directors Workshop

Justin Kroll   Warner Bros. is continuing its efforts to tackle Hollywood’s diversity problem by launching an emerging film directors workshop, a talent incubator designed to give access and voice to new and underrepresented talent. The studio will begin accepting applications next month and hopes to have the workshop up and running by the end of the […]

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Tax incentives for film and TV production around the world

By REUTERS MADRID, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Many countries around the world offer tax rebates or tax credits to attract foreign film or TV productions, as well as animation or video game projects, which can boost local economies. Spain is trying to catch up, with a 15 percent rebate for international production costs up to a […]

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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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