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Production News Weekly January 17, 2018

January 17, 2018 | By

TV Production Is Booming In California. Big-budget blockbuster movies still shoot mostly outside California, but the surge in content from streaming services such as Amazon, Netflix and Hulu, as well as the major networks and premium cable channels has had a trickle-down effect through the L.A. production industry. Expanded state film tax credits also... »

Florida Lawmakers Want To Bring Movies Back To The Sunshine State

January 17, 2018 | By

South Florida Lawmakers Want To Bring Movie Production Back To Sunshine State. »

News from ARRI Rental

January 17, 2018 | By
News from ARRI Rental

ARRI Rental opens satellite office in Brooklyn, New York Brooklyn Haus: a city-based ancillary to the long-established headquarters in Secaucus, NJ. Prep space, drop-off and pick-up for camera equipment. Crew hospitality in the heart of Brooklyn’s studio landscape. ARRI Rental, a leading provider of camera, lighting and grip equipment, is excited to announce the... »

Hollywood Women Launch Initiative To Stop Sexual Harassment

January 10, 2018 | By

What I’m reading: Hollywood Women Launch Initiative To Stop Sexual Harassment. Some of Hollywood’s most powerful women have teamed up to launch an initiative aimed at combating sexual harassment inside and outside their industry after an avalanche of allegations set in motion by the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Over 300 actresses, writers, producers and talent... »

Production News Weekly Jan. 10, 2018

January 10, 2018 | By

01/10/2018 Thoughts Now that we are all settling back into work after the New Year, there seems to be a good number of film and TV projects showing up in our listings that are under development in Canada. New York and California are also seeing their share of projects. This week, due to the... »

New Mexico is looking up!

January 3, 2018 | By

What I’m reading: New Mexico is looking up. Of all the U.S. states offering film and TV incentives, New Mexico has always been the one most proactive about building a local crew base through measures such as the Film Crew Advancement Program, which gives productions a 50% reimbursement of below-the-line crafts workers’ wages for... »

Production News Weeky Jan. 3, 2017

January 3, 2018 | By

Thoughts: Trend in foreign films The Palm Springs International Film Festival started by Sonny Bono in the late 1980s is now in its 29th year. The festival opened Tuesday, Jan. 2, with its star-studded Awards gala, and runs through Jan. 15. More than 180 films will be screened, and the festival always has an... »

U.S. Virgin Islands’ Film Industry Open For Business After Dual Category 5 Hurricanes

January 3, 2018 | By
U.S. Virgin Islands’ Film Industry Open For Business After Dual Category 5 Hurricanes

        Slammed by back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes in September, the film industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands is slowly struggling to get back on its feet. “We got hit by Hurricane Irma and then two weeks later by Maria,” said Luana Wheatley, director of the islands’ film office. “That set us back,... »

Tip of The Week and Feedback

January 3, 2018 | By

Tip of the week: One of the most popular ways to search our data base is by project status, but often overlooked is the ability to also search by person or company. Say for example you have worked with certain producers or companies in the past and would like to know if they are... »

Two Sides to Every Story

December 27, 2017 | By

The end of year Tax Reform decisions and its supporters have been met with many questions and concerns about how this truly effects the economy, specifically, the entertainment industry going forward. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Motion Picture Association of American (MPAA) seem to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. “Middle... »

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