Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has laid out his intention to allow the state’s film incentive programme to sunset in 2017. Bryant’s proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year which begins July 1st, brings the investment of the state incentive into question and criticises its long-term value.
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New York City launches film tourism campaign to capitalise on doubled Liverpool locations in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
NYC & Company, the city’s official marketing organisation has produced a film tourism campaign to capitalise on the predicted success of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
A feature film biopic on the life of the renowned French artist, Paul Gauguin has now completed filming on the island of Tahiti. Directed by Edouard Deluc and staring Vincent Cassel (Jason Bourne) as Gauguin himself, the local production service company Filmin’Tahiti was utilised for on location assistance.
A feature film biopic on the life of Lizzie Borden, who was infamously charged and acquitted with brutally murdering her father and stepmother, is currently being filmed in Savannah, Georgia. The film will star Chloë Sevigny as the titular character, alongside Kristen Stewart.
Hawai’i has long established itself as an idyllic location for productions of all kinds. Known as “Hollywood’s tropical backlot”, over 100 feature films have been shot in the islands over the last century. In addition to full length features, Hawai’i has been host to an assortment of TV shows, commercials, photo shoots, documentaries and more.
The return of HBO’s iconic comedy series, Curb Your Enthusiasm is now underway with scenes being shot in Hollywood Boulevard. The production was spotted on location over the weekend as the show’s star, Larry David drove through the heart of Los Angeles.
The sequel to 2013’s Pacific Rim has entered into production in Sydney, Australia. Entitled Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, the sequel will pick up a number of years after the first film with Star Wars alum John Boyega set to star alongside Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad) and Jing Tian (Kong: Skull Island).
The 10% uplift on New York State’s film incentive programme has now been extended to cover the counties of Dutchess and Ulster. The uplift was originally introduced in 2015 as a method of inspiring filmmakers to shoot elsewhere in the state and not just in New York City.
The global production company, ICONOCLAST have shot their latest commercial for Haig whiskey in London and Barcelona, using both central and surrounding locations from the latter.
The latest series from the critically acclaimed writer, Stephen Poliakoff was filmed largely in Liverpool after the production deemed the Northern city’s locations to be far superior to that of the UK capital.