Major shoots for Brad Pitt’s World War Z and Cloud Atlas helped feed more than GBP20 million into Glasgow’s economy throughout 2011, according to figures from the city’s film office. World War Z delivered nearly GBP3.5 million when it turned the city centre into Philadelphia for nearly 20 days.
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Louisiana has reaffirmed its position as one of the central filming production hubs in the US – and indeed the world – by making some USD1.3 billion during 2011. The figures from film office Louisiana Entertainment are not quite official yet, but it’s clear the state had a hugely successful year.
California saw a 4.2% rise in location filming for 2011, but the number of TV and feature production filming days fell sharply in the fourth quarter. During these three months TV production declined by nearly 11% and feature filming days by more than 25%.
It’s been a good year for the established production hubs around the world, with regions like Buenos Aires, South Africa, Eastern Europe and New Zealand maintaining their appeal for commercial projects. Australia has seen a production resurgence, while in the US the spectre of budget deficits has put real pressure on state filming incentives.
New York’s filming incentives have prompted a 66% rise in the number of productions applying to film in the state in 2011, according to figures released by the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development. Nearly 140 projects have visited so far this year, compared to 91 in 2010.
Entries have closed for this year’s Ciclope International Advertising Craft Festival, scheduled to run from November 14th-16th in Buenos Aires. This is the festival’s second year of honouring the craft of commercial production and there were more than 300 entries from 25 countries around the world.
The long-term prospects for Michigan’s film industry are very much up in the air. Right now the state’s hosting Sam Raimi’s big-budget Oz: The Great and Powerful, but its annual film fund has been slashed and the film office is no longer accepting incentive applications for 2011-12.
Canada’s film and TV industries made almost CAD7 billion for the national economy in 2010, according to figures from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Major projects like Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and a new Superman film could lift the figure higher in 2011.
Paris-based Havas has announced organic revenue growth of 5.6% for the first half of 2011 over the same period in 2010. Overall there are mixed results. Organic growth slipped by 1.3% between Q1 and Q2 of this year, but North American growth for the company was 1.8% over the same period.
It’s been a turbulent few months in many parts of the world, not least in the Middle East. The effects of the Arab Spring on film production will be a talking point at the AFCI Cineposium 2011, along with discussions about how film commissions around the world can develop future strategies.