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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How NM’s film surge is impacting the state’s production companies

Juliana VadnaisData JournalistAlbuquerque Business First   The film and video production industry in New Mexico continues to grow — just ask some of the local studios. The 20 New Mexico companies on our Film and Video Production Companies List have worked on some pretty cool projects. From big-screen productions like “Independence Day: Resurgence” and small-screen […]

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How Czech Prime Minister Plans to Boost Nation’s International Film Productions

Ed Meza KARLOVY VARY — While the Czech Republic remains an attractive location for international feature film and, increasingly, TV series production, it is facing tough competition from other European countries. Boosting the nation’s prospects in the international film sector has become a key issue for the government of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, who recently visited […]

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Edmonton to launch new film industry advocacy body

By: Ryan Tumilty Metro Published on  Wed Jul 06 2016 A new city body is set to push for more Edmonton faces to appear on small and big screens — a boost industry players say is needed to grow the film industry here. The new screen industries office and advisory council will take over the role that was played […]

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