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The Los Angeles City Council is so over the Hollywood strikes. Its members have voted unanimously to expedite entertainment projects in L.A. Council President Paul Krekorian and several of his colleagues introduced the motion last month, and it was approved on a 14-0 vote, with Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson absent. The council told various departments to identify any […]

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50 Cent still has a handful of shows left on the Final Lap Tour, but he’s already making major moves in the television and film space for when we gets off the road. On Tuesday, KSLA News reported that city council members in Shreveport, Louisiana have introduced a legislation allowing the Hip Hop mogul to lease Millennium Movie […]

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Upstate New York – 2024 is shaping up to be a big year for the film industry in Western New York as new tax incentives are encouraging more filmmakers to film in the state. “This is a freight train, and it’s right on us. It’s coming at 90 miles an hour, and we’re going to […]

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Tourism Ireland has announced details of its 2024 International Programming Ireland Fund. Now in its fourth year, the funding scheme is designed to stimulate and support high-quality TV projects with the potential to positively showcase the island of Ireland to an international TV audience. Experienced independent production companies (domestic, international or a co-production partnership) with […]

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New Jersey officials are once again traveling to Hollywood to convince movie and TV producers to shoot their projects in the Garden State — including the city of Newark, where a large new studio is being built as part of its economic revival. Tim Sullivan, CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, announced his latest […]

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The Maricopa County Planning and Zoning Commission could bring the Phoenix area’s first new large-scale movie production studio closer to reality. Desert Studios is proposing a multi-phase, $900M development on 320 acres north of Interstate 10 and 339th Avenue in the Tonopah area. According to the project narrative, “The Desert Studios Complex is envisioned as a production hub to […]

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The results are in from the largest television series ever filmed in Canada. The Motion Picture Association-Canada released the findings of the economic impact from season one of HBO’s The Last of Us, which had shooting locations all over southern Alberta, including Okotoks, High River and Foothills County, with over $141 million spent across the province. […]

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Flanked by labor leaders and partners from the film and TV industry, New York City Mayor Eric Adams last Wednesday was joined by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President and CEO Andrew Kimball, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Pat Kaufman, and East End Studios to break ground on a film […]

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“We have the four seasons, we’re surrounded by the lakes, we have sand dunes, we have everything here that it would take to make a movie,” says executive film producer Kathy Reinhold. Not only does Reinhold work on films, but she’s also an ambassador for the Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce. She wants to bring […]

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Six years ago, producer Ivana Mikovic was sitting with her production designer friend when the two discussed the lack of studio space in Serbia’s growing film and television sector. It was a year after the government had introduced its 25% – 30% cash rebate and Mikovic, a former BBC news producer, saw a gap in the market for […]

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