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  • Producer Betsy Beers Receives California Golden Slate Award At Film In California Conference

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Executive Director of the California Film Commission Amy Lemisch kicked off the annual Film in California Conference May 20th reporting on the increase in film and television production throughout the state.  Over 500 attendees to the event benefited from panels exploring the making of the hit series “This Is Us” – shot entirely in Los…

     

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  • AFCI/Cognition Present Panel Highlighting 3D Photo Solution For Film Commissioners

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Photogrammetry seems like a fabricated word, however it is a very important tool, used by the likes of scientists and geologists. In simple terms, it is the means of making measurements from photographs, where exact positions of surface points are recovered.   Some uses of photogrammetry include the satellite tracking of tectonic motions,…

     

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  • Producers Behind Sundance US Dramatic, NEXT And Premiere Films Featured On State Of The Slate: Films At Sundance 2017 Panel

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The State of the Slate webinar returns to Sundance! Presented by Variety 411, Entertainment Partners, the Producers Guild of America and the Association of Film Commissioners International, State of the Slate: Films at Sundance 2017 will feature producers with films screening as part of the US Dramatic competition, NEXT and Premieres during this year’s Sundance Film…

     

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  • “CHiPS”, Amy Lemisch Receive Honors At 2016 COLAs

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    Members of California’s film and television community gathered for the annual celebration of the production industry’s esteemed location managers, and their teams and the public employees who assist them for the Annual California On Location Awards – or COLAs – on November 13th, 2016.  With an attendance exceeding 500, the atmosphere was one of growing…

     

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  • New York State Film Production Tax Credit Extended To Mid-Hudson Valley

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    On June 16th, 2016 the Hudson Valley Film Commission discovered legislation was passed by the NY State Senate and Assembly that will extend the New York State Film Production Tax Credit to the Mid-Hudson Valley Counties of Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster.  The support and leadership of individuals including Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, State Senator George Amedore and…

     

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  • AFCI’s Location Tradeshow – Big Changes Ahead

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    When Larry Brownell took on the role of CEO for the Association of Film Commissioners International, all the elements were in place for the 25th annual AFCI Locations Trade Show.  Once the show concluded in April, however, Brownell began investigating ways to invigorate the long standing format. On November 1st, 2010, the AFCI announced to…

     

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  • Making Web Technology Work For An Interactive Site

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      When you own your own site, you can decide what you want to do with it, and you can make it happen.  And that’s exactly what a team of production  pros did: they combined the love of reading, the love of children’s entertainment, and the love of producing to create the website MrsP.com         MrsP.com began in…

     

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  • Roger Corman Shares His Secrets With AFCI

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      At the beginning of November, the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) held their annual conference.  The conference began with a keynote speech presented by independent producer Roger Corman. Corman, who will receive an Honorary Oscar this year, has produced over 350 films.  He opened his discussion with a film clip from the 1959…

     

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  • Film Comissions Highlight California Locations/Crew

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     It was not surprising to see members of the California Film Commission in attendance at the recent California On Location Awards, or COLAs.  The key sponsor of the event, FLICS, or Film Liaisons in California Statewide, may be less familiar to individuals outside of location scouting, but their role in the evening’s program and retaining…

     

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