Tax Evasion Scandals Stall Film Production in China

By VIVIENNE CHOW Things are changing fast in China’s entertainment industry. The country’s film business is expected to enter a period of slowdown as the government continues to crack down on tax evasion after the eruption of the scandals surrounding Chinese actress Fan Bingbing(pictured above) and the war epic “Unbreakable Spirit.” Many productions in the […]

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CinematograpHER workshop focuses on empowering women interested in film

JEREMY JOHNSON   A group of women filled the gaps between lights and tripods Friday evening in Studio B at Stephens College . It wasn’t the set of a movie but rather a workshop focused on providing young women a space to learn and ask questions about cinematography. The workshop, cleverly titled: “CinematograpHER,” was led […]

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Report finds state’s tax credits powering film, TV production

By BOB STRAUSS | rstrauss@scng.com | Daily News PUBLISHED: November 2, 2018 at 6:05 am | UPDATED: November 2, 2018 at 7:21 pm   California’s improved Film & TV Tax Credit Program is working as intended – generating more production jobs and spending in the Golden State – according to a report released Friday by […]

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Taxpayers being fleeced in film industry bidding war – ACT

Saturday, 3 November, 2018 – 10:58 Hard up Kiwis taxpayers are being fleeced as Peter Jackson, James Cameron and other Hollywood bigwigs line their pockets with corporate welfare, says ACT Leader David Seymour. The New Zealand Herald this morning reported that taxpayers could be making a loss on $1.5 billion in subsidies provided to Hollywood […]

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Jersey City to Triple the Cost of Major Film Permits

By Jared Kofsky – October 19, 2018 With the crew of “Joker” setting up shop and taping in Journal Square, film production in Jersey City is certainly in the spotlight. Now, filming a major motion picture in the state’s second largest city is about to get a lot more costly. An ordinance that was introduced […]

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Popular Vote Shows New IATSE Contract Is Not So Popular

by David Robb   October 17, 2018 EXCLUSIVE: Ratification of IATSE’s new film and TV contract was approved last week in a landslide under the union’s electoral college-style voting system, but it was a real squeaker in terms of the popular vote – the closest in the union’s history. And while the popular vote carries […]

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IATSE Hollywood Members Ratify New Film & TV Contract; International Cinematographers Guild Vote To Approve – Update

by David Robb   October 10, 2018   UPDATED: IATSE members have ratified a new three-year film and TV contract in one of the most hotly debated and contentious votes in the union’s 125-year history. The contract was ratified by a vote of 308-73 in an electoral college-style system that allots so many votes to each local […]

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Hollywood takes stronger hold in state

The New Mexican Oct 10, 2018 Years of building the foundation for filmmaking as an economic driver in New Mexico just paid off. Earlier this week, we learned that Netflix is buying Albuquerque Studios with the intent of establishing a production hub. That’s a big win for Albuquerque, but one that will impact the rest […]

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High-end tax credits elevate record levels of UK production

Written by Manori Ravindran High-end tax credits for the UK’s television sector generated a record £896.7m ($1.2bn) in 2016, and doubled local production in four years, according to a new report by The British Film Institute. The report has shown that an estimated £632m ($832m) in tax relief seeded £3.2bn ($4.2bn) in direct production spend […]

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City entertainment industry hooked on state tax break

AARON ELSTEIN Back in 2004, New York debuted a $25 million tax credit for TV shows and movies produced on soundstages in the state. The program has since morphed into a $420 million incentive that’s the largest in the nation and one the industry says it can’t live without. “The tax credit is the engine […]

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