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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Arab Film Studio turns five: looking back at the success stories so far

Chris Newbould Arab Film Studio, the intensive training course for aspiring filmmakers sponsored by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, celebrated its fifth anniversary this month with an evening of screenings of selected short films produced by the programme. It included films from the three main strands of AFS – the narrative programme that launched AFS in […]

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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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Rwandan filmmakers acquire production skills

By: SHARON KANTENGWA Budding and established filmmakers in Rwanda, last week, underwent an intensive filmmaking course to equip them with film production skills. Covering scriptwriting, directing, camera use, editing and sound, the four-day film training programme at Kwetu Film Institute’s head office in Gaculiro, Kigali, was designed to take participants through the process of generating a […]

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Record year for film production in Iceland

Turnover in the production of films, videos and television  material in Iceland will be doubling this year if the first six months of the year are anything to go by. This predicts a record year in the Icelandic film industry. January until June this year has seen double the amount of material produced in Iceland […]

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Los Angeles Location Production Jumps 5.8% in Second Quarter

Dave McNary Film Reporter On-location filming of movies and TV in greater Los Angeles increased 5.8% in the second quarter to 9,937 shoot days, according to a report from permitting agency FilmL.A. Gains were due in part to the impact of California’s increased state tax credit, which was boosted last year to $330 million annually […]

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Brexit, Bond and Star Wars boost film studio and production group Pinewood

William Turvill Film studio and production company Pinewood Group today reported an 11 per cent growth in revenue, boosted by Brexit, Star Wars and James Bond. The company’s share price was up by more than two per cent on Monday morning after it announced the results. Its shares are already up by around 25 per […]

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Ohio doubles tax credit to lure more movie production

By Tim FeranThe Columbus Dispatch   “This is just one of many pieces falling into place to create hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in positive economic impact for the region,” said John Daugherty, executive director of the Greater Columbus Film Commission, in a statement. “We have a lot of work to do, but with […]

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Two sign agreement to strengthen film industry

SALOMEY APPIAH The National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) has signed a three-year partnership agreement with an international company that manufactures imaging equipment to strengthen the film and photography industry in Ghana. The company, Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA), as part of the agreement, will support capacity building of practitioners in the film and […]

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