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A $100m virtual production studio in Belfast will incorporate a research and development lab, helping revolutionize the UK’s film, television and performing arts industries. Professor Declan Keaney, interim chief executive at Studio Ulster, said: “This is a new chapter for the whole industry, giving access to technologies under one roof that are currently unavailable almost […]

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A Hollywood Reporter Interview Reveals the Acclaimed Director’s Fears for the Industry’s Future Tyler Perry, known for his blockbuster films and expansive Atlanta studio, has hit pause on a massive $800 million expansion project due to concerns about the rapid advancements in artificial intelligence (AI). In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Perry expressed his […]

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First reported by the newsletter The InSneider and confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has set David Katzenberg to direct Sam and Victor’s Day Off. Like Ferris Bueller, the upcoming spinoff will take place over a single day, following the two titular valets who borrow the Ferrari belonging to Cameron Frye’s (Alan Ruck) father in John Hughes’ original 1986 film. […]

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Fans of crime procedurals take note: Canada’s Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent, a spinoff of the popular U.S. franchise debuts Feb. 22 on Canadian Streamer, CityTV+ through Amazon Prime. The series, which has Canadian directors and is shot in Canada, stars actors Kathleen Munroe, Aden Young and Karen Robinson (Of Schitt’s Creek fame.) Executive producer Erin Haskett says […]

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Imagine the rolling plains of Nebraska, not just as the backdrop to the quiet, resilient life of its inhabitants but as the vibrant setting of the next blockbuster film or binge-worthy TV series. This vision, shared by industry professionals like Shelby Hagerdon and Travis Beck, could soon become a reality if the proposed Legislative Bill […]

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In the sixth edition of its Sound Stage study, FilmLA has highlighted growth in infrastructure in both the UK and Georgia, at the same time examining a widespread recent drop in studio occupancy, and a marked decrease in L.A.’s one-hour TV series production, specifically, in 2022. Since the org’s last sound stage update in March […]

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New Jersey’s burgeoning film industry just got a major boost with a new partnership with the powerhouse of Indian cinema. The Producers Guild of India (PGI) and the state of New Jersey signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to attract Bollywood productions to the Garden State. With India’s film industry experiencing explosive growth, the demand […]

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The bad news might be over…. and at this point that counts as good news for the global TV drama business, analysts say. Laying down the stats at the Berlinale Series Market, Ampere Analysis’ Richard Broughton declared that overall spending on TV content will increase this year after stalling in 2023. “This is particularly good, well not […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Coming off directing and executive producing the first two episodes of FX’s Shōgun, Jonathan van Tulleken has been tapped to direct and executive produce the first two episodes of another high-profile limited series, Prime Video‘s Blade Runner 2099. Tulleken replaces Jeremy Podeswa, who was originally set to direct the first two episodes but had to step away due to scheduling conflicts as the Blade Runner […]

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According to Deadline, Sony Pictures has officially acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the upcoming romantic fantasy titled, A Big Bold Beautiful Journey, which hails from After Yang director Kogonada. The acquisition deal reportedly cost the studio around $50 million. “Every once in a great while in this job, you read a script so special and original […]

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