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NBA Players Become Hollywood Moguls

  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 this year for Best Animated Short Film for his 2017 short film, Dear Basketball. Hollywood has […]

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

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 in the last decade. Other cities in the U.S. and abroad have lured film and TV […]

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Tip of The Week

  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 searching for projects by state, please remember to use the two letter state code and you […]

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Producer Scott Niemeyer Gets Green Light To Open New Orleans Studio

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 the project and sought alternative ways to make it financially viable. http://www.myneworleans.com/New-Orleans-Magazine/February-2018/Developer-Calls-Action-On-New-Film-Studio/    

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Production News Weekly February 14, 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 rebounded in 2017, nearly doubling from the year before, as the industry emerged from a free-fall, […]

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Crew Members Speak Out

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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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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Arsenalcreative Names Mike Wynd Vfx Supervisor

ArsenalCreative has announced an expansion of its VFX team with the addition of award-winning VFX Supervisor Mike Wynd. He comes to Arsenal from MPC, where he spent 8 years as a VFX Supervisor. Regarding Wynd joining the company, Cortney Haile, ArsenalCreative Partner and Executive Producer, said, “We’re so excited to have someone with Mike’s level of experience and expertise join our team. His skill set will be a huge asset […]

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Production News Weekly January 31, 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 compared to 2016.  Meanwhile, according to new data, L.A. area sound stage occupancy remains above 92 […]