Utah’s economic development department wants to remove the USD500,000 limit on film incentives offered to film productions in the state. Removing the cap would allow Utah to compete more effectively with neighbouring states.
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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.
South Korea and New Zealand have finally signed a film co-production treaty after 15 months of talks. It is only the second full treaty for South Korea, but the ninth for New Zealand.
There has been significant activity in Morocco recently and while not all of it has been good news, much has been achieved to raise the profile of filming in the region. One of the main messages to emerge from industry insiders is that the country is working to ensure that its reputation for inspiring scenery is matched by increased resources and improvements in the technical expertise available to filmmakers.
Three state legislative sponsors of the Illinois filmmakers’ tax incentives programme have promised that a 30% tax incentive for three years will be put in place.
While the competition to see who can offer the best film tax incentives in Europe hots up to lure the million dollar productions, with the Czech Republic lagging behind the likes of Germany and Hungary, it’s business as usual for the Prague commercial industry.
Florida is offering a 5% off-season bonus for productions shooting 75% or more of their principal photography in the state between June and November. The state also provides a hurricane preparedness plan, which offers productions a decrease in the cost of production insurance.
Since Michigan launched it new incentive programme earlier this year, more than USD150 million in film business has flooded into the state, including Clint Eastwood’s newest film, Gran Torino.
Production on Anne Fontaine’s Coco Avant Chanel is set to begin in Paris on September 15. The film, starring Audrey Tautou, is about the life of the legendary French fashion designer.
Ruth Harley has stepped down as chief executive of the New Zealand Film Commission to take the same role at Screen Australia. She will be taking over from Lyn Maddock on November 15. Maddock has been acting chief executive since the beginning of Screen Australia in July.