The second installment of the Florida Film and Entertainment Industry Economic Assessment has been released. The report states that the estimated economic impact of the Florida film and entertainment industry cluster grew from nearly USD27 billion in 2003 to USD29.2 billion in 2007.
USD76 million will be made available to support the Russian film industry in an attempt to increase the country's market share by 30% over four years. Speaking at a conference in St Petersburg, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin pledged the immediate cash injection and also promised a further USD164 million annually.
The Pusan International Film Festival began yesterday. Now in it's 13th year, the festival opened with Rustem Abdraashev's A Gift to Stalin. The festival is so popular that tickets for the film sold out in just 90 seconds.
Downtown São Paulo city was chosen by Mexican production company Cine Concepto to shoot the new Latin American Samsung spot, Baton. The ad was created by Leo Burnett Mexico and was serviced by Brazil's BossaNovaFilms.