According to Georgia’s Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, 245 film and TV productions were shot in Georgia during fiscal year 2016 (between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016). Those productions spent $2.02 billion during that time and generated an economic impact of $7.2 billion. (Much of the state’s […]
So the beloveds at the Serbia Film Commission have finally been able to announce the long-awaited film incentive (a not too shabby 20% cash rebate) – and to do so they’ve launched the impressive Film Scout Magazine. Click here for the link to the e-version.
A full 20 minutes of Avengers takes place in and around downtown Seoul, South Korea, including Digital Media City and the chi-chi Gangnam (yes, that Gangnam) district. The urban backdrop is a direct result of Seoul paying more than $3.6 million of the film’s production costs while in Seoul. Moreover, […]
I was struck by the ner-ner-ner tone of the following Mlive.com headline: Michigan-made film that received $3.9 million in incentives becomes biggest box office flop in history The article is talking of course about the movie “The Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure,” which shot in Michigan in 2009 on […]
Patricia Calhoun on Denver’s fab Westword blog site gives a list of the best movies shot in Colorado. It’s a good list. But what it really hammers home is that there has been very little production in Colorado since around the mid-2000’s, which is when competitive Film Incentives – or […]
No, I’d never heard of Jacki Weaver either. But she’s up for a Best Supporting oscar for Animal Kingdom.
There’s an interesting article on the new pressure on Film Incentives (or “Bail-outs for Hollywood,” if you’re on the other side of the aisle) in todays International Herald Tribune. Tax credits for Hollywood were recently expanded in Florida and North Carolina but are under fresh scrutiny in states like Pennsylvania, […]
Whilst on the subject of remakes, the US version of the creepy Swedish chiller “Let the Right One In” is also nearing our screens. Made by the same guy who made Cloverfield, it was originally slated to shoot in beloved Colorado, but ended instead in incentives-rich New Mexico. Clearly understanding […]