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Rock Island-based Fresh Films is getting a $3.8-million state of Illinois grant to build a new $12-million production studio and sound stages in Rock Island County. There were 15 applicants for the grants (from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity), and the Fresh Films grant scored the highest. Just three recipients were named Wednesday […]

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The upcoming Lucasfilm theatrical release “The Mandalorian & Grogu” is one of 15 films to secure an estimated $61 million in 2024 production tax incentives through California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program. The California Film Commission touted Disney’s “Mandalorian & Grogu” as the biggest-budget movie to ever qualify for state’s tax program, which distributes $330 million […]

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MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) — You don’t typically think of Wisconsin as a hotbed for movie making, but that could change under a bill that would offer incentives to the production industry. Under the proposal, film and tv production companies could receive up to $5 million a year in tax credits. Wisconsin is one of five […]

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Netflix’s plans to build a $903 million production studio complex at the former Fort Monmouth army base got a key approval from a local board Tuesday. The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority board, the governing body that oversees the fort, unanimously approved an amendment to establish zoning for the massive project. The vote allows the streaming service […]

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Beginning in March, Japan will open the first round of film and TV production funding under its previously-teased location incentive scheme. The scheme offers reimbursement of up to 50% of qualifying expenditure in Japan, with an upper limit of JPY1 billion ($6.66 million) on each disbursement. Targeting larger-scale productions, the scheme is open to: film, TV or […]

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Albuquerque is rolling out the red carpet for Cinelease Studios, as the entertainment services company announced a major expansion in the Duke City. The $95 million investment will double Cinelease’s footprint at its Pan American Freeway location, adding five soundstages and three ancillary buildings. This comes on the heels of Cinelease taking over the former […]

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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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