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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... »

Tip of The Week

February 21, 2018 | By

  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... »

Producer Scott Niemeyer Gets Green Light To Open New Orleans Studio

February 14, 2018 | By

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... »

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

February 14, 2018 | By

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. index.ssf/2018/01/whos_filming_in_louisiana_from.html   »

Production News Weekly February 14, 2018

February 14, 2018 | By

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... »

Blackmagic Design Conference & Expo Feb. 11th-13th, 2018

February 11, 2018 | By

Blackmagic Design Conference & Expo – February 11-13, 2018 Black Magic Design partnered with Future Media Concepts to create this 3-day educational event taking place in Los Angeles at the Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City Hotel. This event offers Blackmagic Design users and professionals an opportunity of networking with industry experts and cutting-edge... »

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