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Rumors about a film studio being built in Augusta have floated around for a couple of years, but on Sept. 21, one film producer removed all speculation. “I plan to bring a purpose-built studio here,” said Warren Ostergard, who has made a few films in Augusta including The Hill, The Royal and Agent Game. Ostergard made the announcement […]

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Disney has revealed that it spent more than $270 million on making The Marvels, the latest instalment in its Marvel Comics superhero saga, which will be released in theaters in November. The blockbuster budget is disclosed in company filings released yesterday by the Disney subsidiary which made the movie. They show that over the two-year period […]

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Japan has unveiled details of a highly anticipated production incentive to attract films, high-end TV and streaming projects to shoot in the country. The scheme, first revealed by Screen in May, will be open to large-scale international film and TV projects that spend at least JPY500m ($3.4m) on production costs in Japan or whose total production costs exceed […]

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EXCLUSIVE, updated with WGA/AMPTP statement: The Writers Guild and studios and streamers are set to meet again Thursday for further talks on a new contract for scribes. After a long, CEO-attended session today that one insider described as “very encouraging,” the WGA and the AMPTP will return to the latter’s Sherman Oaks offices on September 21, we’re told. With Netflix’s Ted […]

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Those outside the U.S., not bound by SAG guidelines and with easier access to soft money, may be well-positioned to fill a looming production gap as dual Hollywood strikes drag on: “We can get movies made — and big movies.” With no end to the dual strikes on the horizon — speaking at the Toronto Film Festival on […]

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Whether you adore it or despise it, the Barbie movie stands as the year’s cinematic triumph, grossing over $1.38bn (£1.1bn) in box office sales to date. Commissioned by Warner Bros on a reported $145m budget, much of the film was shot in the United Kingdom, contrary to its Californian dreamland representation. Barbieland, Barbie’s pink utopia, […]

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A new Australian neo-western series, Desert King (working title), has begun production on the traditional land of the Larrakia people (Darwin, Northern Territory) and the Kaurna people (Adelaide, South Australia). Desert King is described as an explosive drama about power, family, land and legacy. When the world’s largest cattle station is left without a clear successor, generational clashes […]

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The soundstage which housed some of cinema’s most iconic moments, including the most shocking paternity reveal outside of a certain daytime TV personality, is set to close after 45 years at the forefront of visual effects. Originally home to Industrial Light and Magic, the building in San Rafael, California is currently home to 32TEN Studios, […]

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Hopes were always high for Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer.” The studio knew the film was great, and commercial. But no one in the industry expected that a long, talky, R-rated drama released at the height of the summer movie season would earn over $900 million at the box office. After an early screening, “ Dune” filmmaker Denis Villeneuve said […]

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In 2019 Morgan Enselme, a contestant who participated in the French Big Brother adaptation Secret Story France 5 in 2011, did what many other reality stars deemed unthinkable: she spoke out against the superpower production company that runs the popular show. Over a 30-minute YouTube video, Enselme gave a look into the otherwise mysterious workings of reality TV. Enselme […]

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