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Production News Weekly

Second City and Illinois Are Breaking Records in Hiring

Second City and Illinois now ranks among the top five destinations for film and TV production. In 2017, film and television productions in Illinois generated $423 million for the local economy and close to 14,000 jobs. Of those jobs, a record 53 percent went to women and minorities.   Read more: https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/02/01/illinois-now-ranks-among-top-5-states-film-tv-production

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Production News Weekly

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

  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 world-class studios, a talented workforce, VFX and production services, locations and a supportive tax regime, all […]

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Production News Weekly

Portugal Launches New Bid To Lure Hollywood

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, and therefore would have a faster turnaround time.   Read more: http://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-portugal-europe-rebates-20180222-story.html  

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Oscar Nominated Production Designers And Set Decorators To Participate In Panel Discussion At Egyptian Theatre, March 3

As part of the American Cinemateque’s Awards Season Seminars, the Art Directors Guild and the Set Directors Society of America are presenting an event free to the public, featuring the Oscar nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from Beauty and the Beast, Blade Runner 2049, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk and The Shape of Water.  The nominees will discuss their craft at the 12th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel on a […]

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PGA Now Accepting Applications For 14th Annual Power of Diversity Master Workshop

    The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is proud to announce it’s now accepting applications at www.pgadiversity.org for its 14th annual Power of Diversity Master Workshop.    Designed to foster the development of aspiring and seasoned producers bringing their diverse perspectives to television, film, documentary and digital media, for the past thirteen years, the workshop has inspired top creative talents to even greater success in the industry. Participants are provided with master classes […]

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Kasuhiro Tsuji Transforms Gary Oldman into Churchill for Darkest Hour

  Though he had been in a self-imposed retirement from working on movies, artist of many media, Kazuhiro Tsuji, was called back into the world of cinema by actor Gary Oldman, who personally requested the artist for Darkest Hour.  When considering portraying British prime minister,Winston Churchill, Oldman told Tsuji, “I want you to do it, or I’m not going to make this film.” And since no two humans have the […]

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Phantom Thread’s Oscar Nominated Sound Team

  In Paul Thomas Anderson’s period drama, Phantom Thread, sound designer and re-recording mixer Christopher Scarabosio, re-recording mixer David Acord, and supervising sound editor Matthew Wood were working with a collaborative director, one with whom they already had a formidable relationship in many instances. In Scarabosio’s case, Phantom Thread was his sixth film collaboration with Anderson. “We watch the film together and he says, ‘You know what I want,’” quipped […]

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J.L. Fisher Announces Open House

For the twelfth consecutive year, J.L. Fisher will open their doors for their annual Open House on May 19, 2018. Co-sponsored by the Society of Camera Operators (SOC), International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), the event will include a barbecue, facility tours and two panels at the J.L. Fischer Burbank headquarters. The first panel, The SOC Moving Camera Seminar (10:45-12:00pm), will focus on the working relationships […]

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Arjen Tuiten Delivers a Wondrous Makeup in Wonder

    To bring the character of Auggie Pullman (a boy with severe facial deformities) to fruition in the film Wonder, makeup effects artist, Arjen Tuiten researched children with Treacher Collins syndrome. “Most of the time, they had a very similar look,” Tuiten stated. “Very distinguished. To create the illusion, I knew Auggie was going to need full prosthetics.” Although Tuiten felt the character could be created with a makeup, […]

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Industry Master Calendar

ICG Publicists Awards – March 2, 2018

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) is holding its 55th Annual Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, which traditionally occurs the week leading up to the Academy Awards. More than 900 industry leaders are expected to attend this year’s event. Legendary actress and producer, Betty White is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony. Andy Serkis, master of performance capture, will receive the Motion […]