As a white South African, I know how negative perceptions of a place and its people are perpetuated through media stereotypes; how often do the hitmen and warlords and drug dealers and psychotics and gangsters in Hollywood movies and video games and tv shows speak with Serbian (or South African) […]
Here’s the thing. Since I started working in the economic development side of the movies, I can’t watch anything without wondering how many local suppliers were involved in the production. Just imagine the contract to provide hardware, wood & carpentry, steel products etc. for a project like this?
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 […]
In 2015, a quarter of the twenty top-performing live action films from were shot on location in Africa, including Mad Max Fury Road, which spent nearly US$20 million on location in Namibia, and The Avengers Age of Ultron which shot in Johannesburg. International TV series such asHomeland and Black Sails […]
Wired has a great article on all the wacky Deadpool marketing stuff. As crazy and unrelenting as it all is, isn’t this exactly what we want from Deadpool? If it was Thor doing all this, we’d just pack it all in and move to Antarctica, but when you’re trying to […]
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.
I’m writing a survivalist piece myself right now (hello Batavia) so this looks interesting – complete with themes reminiscent of that brilliant “what are we training them for?” Amy Schumer Football Town Nights skit. Which got me thinking: 1. is it interesting enough to get you to pay the bucks […]
In How a Movement in Chile Is Transforming Film Worldwide, Wired covers Chilewood. Money quote: “We want to make genre movies that we want to see for the entire world. We can take bits and pieces of the best from all the different systems and really shoot however we want.”