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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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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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