Los Angeles’ new ‘film czar’ has said that a plan to boost filming in California will be prepared before May this year. Tom Sherak is a former movie studio boss and has been appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to tackle the city’s runaway production problem.
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Major London-based advertising company WPP has cautiously predicted a growth rate of between four and 4.5% for 2014. Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, said that sporting events like the Sochi Winter Olympics and the football World Cup in Brazil should help advertising spending.
The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) has announced its Board of Directors for 2014. The AFCI is the professional global organisation for film commissioners assisting filming productions, with George David as President.
London-based Gorgeous filmed in Spain for a dynamic new spot for EA Sports FIFA 14 videogame. We Are FIFA 14 features star footballers and ordinary fans enjoying the frenetic new game as their living room furniture rushes across a desert plain in hot pursuit of Lionel Messi.
The AFCI Locations Show will move to 27-29 March at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City in Los Angeles for 2014. For the past two years the event has taken place in downtown Los Angeles in June.
Nevada has announced a location filming incentive worth up to 19% of local expenditure and the programme will become available in January 2014. Productions will need to film at least 60% of their project in-state and spend a minimum of USD500,000 locally.
According to reelchicago.com, the State of Illinois’ 2008 film revenues have edged a little closer to the 2007 record of USD155 million thanks to Michael Mann’s blockbuster Public Enemies.
With its stunning scenery, surprisingly mild climate, and a new 14% reimbursement programme for all filming expenses, Iceland is attracting major movie productions.
The Gerety Awards has announced the ten international cities that its ambassadors will meet in 2022. London will feature alongside New York, São Paulo, México city, Copenhagen, Moscow, Brussels, Vienna, Manila and Tokyo. The full executive jury from each city will be revealed very soon. As well as defining the overall shortlist, these juries will […]
An independent report has recorded the highest ever return on investment as a result of UK screen tax reliefs. Between 2017 and 2019, the UK economy was boosted by GBP13.48 billion thanks to government schemes tailored to the screen industries. The in-depth triennial report – titled Screen Business – details record-breaking levels of production and […]