16 years after the first Government announcement of a National Film Policy, a serious attempt at creating one is finally underway. Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante writes about how the financial incentives for foreign producers and the engagement of local crews may be affected by new policies.
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The Netherlands Film Production Incentive, which was established to provide a financial incentive for productions shooting on location in the country, will be extended for the 2017-2020 funding cycle.
After a meticulous worldwide search, the Association of Film Commissioners International announced the appointment of Jaclyn Philpott as executive director on 22 December. The new executive director will relocate from Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles for the position. With her official start date on 3 January 2023, Philpott will focus on growing the already […]
The highly anticipated John Lewis Christmas advert returned to television screens yesterday, 10 November. The Beginner shows a determined skateboarder trying to pick up a few tricks in time for a special arrival. With a new message but the same emotional storyline, the department store is bringing a focus to children in care homes, partnering […]
Today, 23 August 2022, Netflix has opened applications for their Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF) for West and Central Africa. The Sub-Saharan branch of the programme was initially announced by the streaming platform January 2022. USD 1 million dollars has been invested, with plans to allocate funds across various projects over the next five years.
A campaign named Make It Australian is calling for more Australian stories on screen. Organisers are asking supporters to email federal MPs and senators, lobbying for stronger rules that support and promote Australian narratives within the country’s screen industries. To mark the campaign’s national launch, an expert panel at Sydney Film Festival 2022 discussed the […]
India has unveiled a new incentive scheme for international productions. Up to 30% of qualifying expenditure (capped at USD260,000) can be reimbursed by the federal government. A 5% boost (capped at USD65,000) will be granted if 15% or more of a production’s workforce are from India. Anurag Thakur – the country’s Minister for Information and […]
Creative agency 72andSunny New York are combatting period poverty with a fictional cereal. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programme (SNAP) in the United States provides food-purchasing assistance to low-incoming families. However, there are no major federal funding lines dedicated to period care, and nearly one in four menstruators in the US struggle to access appropriate healthcare […]
The Annual Cineposium organised by the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) will be held in Latin America for the first time. This marks the first time that Bogotá – the capital city of Colombia – is set to host the international conference. The Cineposium connects AFCI members with global production industry decision-makers as well […]