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  • The New York PA Training Program Celebrates Five Years

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    While the film incentives in New York City have help lure both film and television productions from across the country, they’ve also had a significant impact in reducing the unemployment rate in a most unusual demographic:  the untrained, under-privileged sector.   When the film incentive structures were still being finalized, the Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI),…

     

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  • Spotlight on New York, North Carolina, Michigan and Oregon

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    On November 18th, 411 Publishing in partnership with the Producers Guild of America and Entertainment Partners will present their second installment of the 2010-2011 Production Webinar Series, called Spotlight on New York, North Carolina, Michigan, and Oregon.  The event, occurring live on the internet, is free and registration is open to any interested party.  The…

     

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  • Live From Sundance: The 411/PGA Webinar

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      Festival-goers traveling along Park City’s Main Street were rewarded with a special opportunity on Monday, January 25th.  That morning, 411 Publishing, along with the Producers Guild of America and Entertainment Partners, held the fourth in a series of production incentive webinars at the site of The New York Lounge.  In attendance were not only…

     

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  • New York Home To “Law And Order”- A Twenty Year Production

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    Each fall, new television series are introduced to the viewing public.  Some will succeed, and go on to last several seasons.  Many others will fail, folding before a full season airs.  “Law and Order” has not only defied the odds by reaching its 20th season this year, it’s also spawned a number of spin-off series.  Executive…

     

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  • 411 Publishing/PGA Webinar Series Continues September 23rd

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      On Wednesday, September 23rd, the 411 Publishing / PGA Production Incentives Webinar Series will resume with “Spotlight on California, New York and Connecticut.” The first webinar presented in the series, “Incentives 101” provided an overview of production incentives through the guidance of panelists Joseph Chianese, VP, Business Development and Production Planning at Entertainment Partners,…

     

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  • NY Locations Add Authenticity to “Taking Woodstock”

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    Enhanced incentives and tax credits offered by the state of New York, coupled with a production team’s desire for authenticity in location and setting, allowed filmmaker Ang Lee and his team on the new film “Taking Woodstock” to indulge in their flower-power fantasies with six weeks of location shooting in the same area that the…

     

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  • Wendy Kram and L.A. For Hire

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     At a time when many businesses fear their end is near, veteran film and television producer Wendy Kram has begun a new venture.  Recognizing a deficit where entertainment companies are forced to downsize due to the economy, Kram decided to turn the negative into a positive. Who is Wendy Kram?  Kram’s interest in production began…

     

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  • Fighting In The Streets Of New York

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    Stefan Czapsky, A.S.C.,   loves New York.  When he was contacted to act as cinematographer for Dito Montiel’s new feature, “Fighting,” he viewed Montiel’s “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.”  From that viewing, he was sold. “Much to my liking, ‘Guide’ was very much about New York,” said Czapsky.  “Growing up in Queens, I recognized the…

     

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