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  • The Variety 411 Production Incentive Chart Makes Your Production Budget Go Further

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    All the world’s a stage – literally.  In an effort to lure producers to beautiful locations and sound stages from Los Angeles to Luxemburg, New York to Newfoundland, many states and countries offer competitive production tax incentives.  These incentives range from rebates to refunds based on a vast assortment of factors, including how many shoot…

     

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  • Sundance 2017: Producers Share Their Journey In State Of The Slate Panel

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Seven producers with films either competing or premiering in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival gathered at the Park City Studios to discuss the initial workings in getting their projects off the ground. Participating in a panel led by moderator Joseph Chianese, EVP of EP Financial Solutions were Ryland Aldrich, producer of “L.A. Times” (Next selection),…

     

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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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  • Special Production Incentive Webinar Presentation: Global Financing In The Modern World

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    Variety 411, in partnership with the Producers Guild of America, AFCI and Entertainment Partners presents the latest edition to the popular production incentive webinar series.  The latest event, titled “Global Financing in the Modern World,” will explore multiple financing options from a global perspective, and will be taking place April 20th 2016 at 11:00 a.m.PST/2:00pm…

     

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  • A Special LA 411/Variety Round Table With Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

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    By: Marjorie Galas On August 24th, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa met with independent producers and executives from production companies and studios that included Fox, Odd Lot Entertainment, Walt Disney and Morgan Creek at the Variety offices for a round table discussion.  Presented by Variety and LA 411 and sponsored by Entertainment Partners, the event was organized…

     

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  • California Legislators Look at Extending California Credits

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    The film and television industry is California’s economic backbone and an integral part of the state’s cultural identity, from San Diego to Eureka and everything in between.  Sadly, many Californians take the industry for granted.  Many outside the business do not know that runaway production exists, much less realize the negative effect it has on…

     

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  • Production Incentives Webinar: Live From Toronto

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    As enthusiasm builds for the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, 411 Publishing, along with partners the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Entertainment Partners (EP), and webinar sponsor Pinewood Studio, announces a special film production incentive webinar focused on filming in Canada. The webinar will be streamed live on Thursday, September 16th beginning at 11:30am…

     

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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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  • 411 Publishing/PGA Webinar

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    On Wednesday, June 24th, 411 Publishing and the PGA held the first in a series of webinars focusing on production incentives. Incetives 101: What Every Producer Needs to Know to Maximize Production Incentives was an hour-long free webinar that provided an overview of what production incentives are, how to get them, how to manage them,…

     

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