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Austin Film Scene Keeps Plugging Along Nicely

March 14, 2018 | By
Austin Film Scene Keeps Plugging Along Nicely

  State-sponsored film incentives are a big driver of the entertainment industry these days. Georgia and Louisiana in particular have beefed up their programs, luring big projects away from states that have curbed their enthusiasm – like Texas. While the lack of incentives may have scared off big-budget projects, incentives aren’t the end-all and... »

Much More TV Scheduled To Shoot in New Orleans Including Amazon

March 14, 2018 | By

  The crowd of TV folks shooting series in New Orleans is about to get even more crowded. Two new pilot projects, one from ABC, and the other from CBS and Warner Bros’ CW network, as well as an Amazon miniseries are setting up shop in town this spring.   Read more at http://www.nola.com/tv/index.ssf/2018 /03/tv_series_shooting_in_new_orleans_... »

Production News Weekly March 14, 2018 Hollywood South Is Back

March 14, 2018 | By

  To my surprise, I have noticed over the last few weeks a resurgence of film and TV production heading back to Louisiana, in particular New Orleans. Not only have I seen an increase in production, but have also seen projects originally slated for Georgia now moving to Louisiana. It doesn’t hurt that some... »

Ohio Plans To Increase Motion Picture Tax Credit

March 7, 2018 | By

A new bill before the Ohio General Assembly would more than double the state’s Motion Picture Tax Credit. Currently at $40 million per year, the credit would increase to $100 million annually under House Bill 525. The state legislature doubled it from $20 million in June 2016. If passed this will make Ohio one... »

Detroit Rapper Big Sean Is Just Getting Started

March 7, 2018 | By
Detroit Rapper Big Sean Is Just Getting Started

    Sean “Big Sean” Anderson announced plans last week to build a revolutionary entertainment venue in his hometown that would house 10-12 movie screens as well as space for cultural events. He and his best friend, Lawrence Lamont, who has directed several of his videos, have started a film production company called Great... »

Production News Weekly March 7, 2018 Milwaukee Throws Hat In Ring!

March 7, 2018 | By

With a resurgence of film and TV production happening in the Midwest, filmmaker John Ridley, who won an Oscar for his adapted screenplay 12 Years A Slave, is taking over a building in what is known as the Pabst Brewery Complex in Milwaukee to create a creative hub for artists in his hometown. No... »

Production News Weekly Feb. 28, 2018: A Banner Year For The U.K.

February 28, 2018 | By

  The last couple of weeks, I have noticed an increase in film and tv production in the U.K. 2017 was a banner year for film and TV production in the United Kingdom, with spending hitting a record £2.84 billion ($4 billion) – an 11% increase from the previous year. With the quality of... »

Portugal Launches New Bid To Lure Hollywood

February 28, 2018 | By

The government of Portugal is launching a new incentive program that is designed to lure more film, TV and streaming shoots from around the world. The new system is set to launch in March. Portugal’s incentive differs from other European programs in that it is a cash rebate, as opposed to a tax credit,... »

NBA Players Become Hollywood Moguls

February 21, 2018 | By

  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... »

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

February 21, 2018 | By

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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