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Screen Suffolk's busy year brings GBP3.1 million boost to local economy

Screen Suffolk's busy year brings GBP3.1 million boost to local economy

Written by Joe Jackson on Jan 27, 2022. Posted in General Interest

Screen Suffolk has reported its busiest year to date. 243 filming days were recorded in the county throughout 2021, marking a 72% increase on the previous year’s tally. An average of 30 filming days a year were recorded before Screen Suffolk’s launch in 2016, emphasising the film office’s growing influence in recent years. The organisation estimates that a day of filming generates around GBP13,000 for the country, meaning 2021 alone boosted the local economy by approximately GBP3.1million.

Cherokee Nation Film Office reveals USA’s first incentive initiative for tribal filmmaking

Cherokee Nation Film Office reveals USA’s first incentive initiative for tribal filmmaking

Written by Joe Jackson on Jan 26, 2022. Posted in Incentive News

The Cherokee Nation Film Office (CNFO) will soon become the first tribal film office in the USA to offer a film incentive programme. The Cherokee Nation Film Incentive is set to provide up to USD1 million for productions filmed within the Cherokee Nation’s 14-county reserve. The incentive also offers increased funding if project employ Native American citizens and utilise Native-owned businesses. CNFO begins accepting applications for the new scheme on March 1 2022.

AFCI and LMGI join forces for new Location Management course   

AFCI and LMGI join forces for new Location Management course  

Written by Joe Jackson on Jan 25, 2022. Posted in General Interest

A new online training course for location managers has been developed thanks to a collaboration between the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) and the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI). The pioneering programme – titled: Location Management 101 – offers a remote learning opportunity for anyone who wishes to understand the roles and responsibilities of location managers working across film, television, commercial, print and various other formats of media production. Available to access through the AFCI University’s website, the course covers a range of vital topics, such as: location research, planning, scouting, budgeting, permitting, photography, laws and regulations, transportation, security and equipment.

Netflix commits USD1 million for African training scholarships

Netflix commits USD1 million for African training scholarships

Written by Joe Jackson on Jan 24, 2022. Posted in General Interest

A new scholarship has been created for Sub-Saharan Africa’s next generation of storytellers. The Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESFC) will generate new opportunities for film and TV students across the continent. This financial support draws from the media conglomerate’s Creative Equity Fund. Launched in 2021, Netflix’s scheme will allocate funding for various initiatives across the world over the next five years, aiming to develop a strong, diverse pipeline of global creative talent.

World’s first space-based entertainment studio to launch in 2024

World’s first space-based entertainment studio to launch in 2024

Written by Joe Jackson on Jan 21, 2022. Posted in Production News

UK-based media company Space Entertainment Enterprise (SEE) will launch the first entertainment studio and multi-purpose arena based in space. Named SEE-1, the construction is designed to allow producers to create media content in a low-orbit micro-gravity environment. Spaceflight services group Axiom Space are building the new project. They will use SEE-1 to dock their world-first commercial space station Axiom Station, which is connected to the International Space Station (ISS).

MUBI acquires Germany’s The Match Factory and Match Factory Productions

MUBI acquires Germany’s The Match Factory and Match Factory Productions

Written by Joe Jackson on Jan 20, 2022. Posted in General Interest

Global film platform MUBI has bought German sales and production company The Match Factory. This deal includes the acquisition of The Match Factory’s production arm Match Factory Productions. While The Match Factory will maintain its current offices in Berlin and Cologne, the firm’s presence is set to expand through MUBI’s headquarters in London and its New York and Los Angeles offices.

Smith & Herbert podcast to offer valuable film industry insight

Smith & Herbert podcast to offer valuable film industry insight

Written by Joe Jackson on Jan 19, 2022. Posted in General Interest

Two industry experts have joined forces to create a podcast for emerging film talent. The new venture - titled Smith & Herbert: Inside Film - will be hosted by film finance strategist Emma Louise Smith and BBC Sport commentator turned film industry advisor Garry Herbert MBE. The pair’s new project aims to inspire and champion emerging talent across the film business, interviewing established industry figures and in turn dispensing knowledge and advice to the next generation of filmmakers.

Gyllenhaal and Ritchie thriller doubles Spain for Afghanistan

Gyllenhaal and Ritchie thriller doubles Spain for Afghanistan

Written by Joe Jackson on Jan 18, 2022. Posted in Production News

A new collaboration between director Guy Ritchie and actor Jake Gyllenhaal is set to shoot in Spain’s Alicante area. In turn, the Spanish region will double as Afghanistan for the war-themed action-thriller. The as-yet-untitled project is budgeted at an estimated USD55 million. MGM and Amazon have respectively completed separate deals for US and international rights.

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