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SAN DIEGO —  Labor strife in Hollywood and more aggressive recruiting by San Diego officials have spurred a recent surge in local production of reality TV shows and commercials. City officials say they expect the surge to accelerate and spread to movies and scripted TV as they streamline permit approvals under a new pact being negotiated […]

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This week, both the Screen Actors Guild and studio heads signaled that they are close to inking a deal and ending the actor’s strike. The news is cause for tentative celebration in Tinseltown, but everyone seems keenly aware that things could fall apart at any time. If they do, all 2024 productions will be pushed […]

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PARADISE VALLEY, Mont. — A-list celebrities Samuel L. Jackson and Pierce Brosnan are working on a new western that’s filming at the Yellowstone Film Ranch. StageRunner in association with NBC got an exclusive visit to the ranch for a behind-the-scenes look at the production. Since the last time we visited the Yellowstone Film Ranch in the […]

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Northern Ontario: Construction of a cutting-edge 20,000-square-foot film soundstage is underway in Wahnapitae First Nation thanks to a collaboration between a local Indigenous-owned multimedia company, White Owl Film Studios, and Volume Global, a film production company based in Los Angeles, Calif. The $3 million soundstage features a 35-foot-high clear span and will be located in […]

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When crowds gather to watch cars speed through retrofitted streets in Las Vegas Nov. 19, they’ll be looking at more than just the Formula 1 Heineken Silver Grand Prix. They’ll also be the audience — and extras — for Brad Pitt’s untitled racing movie from Apple Original Films and director Joseph Kosinski. “The filmmakers looked […]

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By Alana Ballantyne “Localization” is not a word that gets a ton of air time outside the entertainment industry. Not many people outside the industry have any idea what the word means, though the size of the localization sector is valued at $56.18 billion dollars. For those not in the know, “localization” is the term […]

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Apple unveiled new Macs with M3 chips, but one of the most significant reveals was that it used an iPhone to record the event video. During its Scary Fast event Monday, Apple launched the new M3 chip series for its Macs alongside new MacBook Pros and iMacs. But it was the end of the presentation that caught my […]

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Sony Pictures Television‘s longtime head of production Ed Lammi is retiring at the end of this year, following a 36-year run at the studio and 28 years in his current position. No details were immediately available regarding who will replace Lammi as executive vice president of production, a role he has held since 1995. A […]

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When “The White Lotus” Season 3 chose Thailand over Japan, it received millions of dollars in filming incentives, Japanese producer Georgina Pope said at the Tokyo Film Festival. Pope recalled during her MPA keynote address having gone on a scouting trip with what she referred to as a “high profile showrunner” who was interested in […]

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Tulsa Oklahoma – The Cherokee Nation broke ground recently on a soundstage and other facilities in Owasso, adding to its already substantial investment in the film industry in Oklahoma. The planned 10,000-square-foot addition to Cherokee Film Studios, set to be complete in 2024, will be equipped to attract high-end film, television and other commercial productions […]

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