Browse Articles by Paul Tenebrini

NBA Players Become Hollywood Moguls

February 2018

  Los Angeles, which hosted the N.B.A. All-Star Game on Sunday, is crawling with basketball royalty turned rookie producers. LeBron James and Kobe Bryant hope to build substantial entertainment companies that tap into the billions of dollars that Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are pouring into original programming. Kobe is already Oscar nominated... »

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Production News Weekly Feb. 21, 2018 Where The Jobs Are

February 2018

Where The Jobs Are   After weeks of talking about production increasing in cities like New Orleans, Houston, Atlanta and Chicago, film production in Los Angeles is on a high. Developing the necessary talent pool locally helps to stymie the loss of entertainment jobs to other locales that Los Angeles has been struggling with... »

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Tip of The Week

February 2018

  I’m still receiving many emails from newbies asking why when they do a search for projects by state, they often see no results. The answer to that is when our researchers input data about new projects, they always use the two letter state code, i.e., GA not Georgia. So next time you are... »

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Producer Scott Niemeyer Gets Green Light To Open New Orleans Studio

February 2018

Well-known film producer, Scott Niemeyer, has been attempting to open a studio in the New Orleans area for about four years and faced many hurdles as the Legislature shrank its original tax incentives, which caused potential investors in his studio to grow wary. But the producer persisted, with support from people who saw promise in... »

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Who’s Filming in Louisiana? From Tom Hanks to Motley Crue.

February 2018

The new year is off to a promising start for the local film industry, with a number of high-profile projects setting up to shoot in New Orleans and surrounding areas in the first quarter of 2018. http://www.nola.com/movies/ index.ssf/2018/01/whos_filming_in_louisiana_from.html   »

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Production News Weekly February 14, 2018

February 2018

Louisiana Production Is On The Rise. Another good week with many new productions in our listings and it’s continuing to look like another strong year. One of the things I have noticed this week are the number of new film and television productions in New Orleans. Spending on film and television productions in Louisiana... »

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Crew Members Speak Out

February 2018

Hollywood’s Grueling Hours & Drowsy Driving Problem: Crew Members Speak Out Despite Threat To Careers It’s been four months since Riverdale actor KJ Apa crashed into a lamp post after a long day of shooting, giving rise to questions about long hours on movie and TV sets and the dangers of …http://flip.it/dHM9OK »

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Production News Weekly February 7, 2018

February 2018

CBS has reboot fever.   With Pilot season heating up, it’s looking like another good year. One of the things that I have noticed are the number of network reboots. CBS, which gave a straight-to-series order this week to a Murphy Brown revival, has picked up six pilots—including reboots of Cagney and Lacey and... »

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Dick Wolf’s Kind of Town

January 2018
Dick Wolf’s Kind of Town

Local film and media production in Chicago have yet again reached record levels in 2017. For more information, please check https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/ depts/dca/provdrs/chicago_film_office/ news/2018/january/2017_film.html »

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Production News Weekly January 31, 2018

January 2018

Production News Weekly 01/31/2018 On-Location Production Has Another Incredible Year On-location filming in the Greater Los Angeles region achieved its second best year on record in 2017, according to data released by FilmL.A., Inc.  Last year on-location filming decreased 3.4 percent (from 39,627 Shoot Days to 38,284 Shoot Days) for a second-place annual finish... »

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