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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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  • Crew, Location Essential To “We Regret To Inform You”

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    By: Marjorie Galas Coming off the success of the award-winning made for TV movie “You Don’t Know Jack,” producer Steve Lee Jones has invested as much dedication in amassing talent and crew to lift his upcoming projects off the ground as he has towards researching and selecting content worthy of attention.   His upcoming feature project,”We Regret…

     

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  • Shooting The 3D Waterworld Of “Sanctum”

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    When Alister Grierson agreed to direct “Sanctum,” he inherited a bundle of overwhelming challenges.  In addition to the difficulty created by shooting a 3D epic in low-light conditions underwater with a tight budget and safety concerns restricting location shooting, a particular producer named James Cameron was overseeing the entire project.   “Jim wasn’t going to…

     

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  • Film LA Launches Website To Aid California Filming

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    On December 13th, FilmL.A. invited a small number of press representatives to join them at L.A. Center Studios onto a bustling production set.  Crew members hustled through the crowd carrying clip boards and barking orders into walkie talkies.  Grips and camera operators quickly set up cranes and a variety of fills around a small stage. …

     

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  • Webinar Wrap-Up : International Incentives

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    On June 22nd, representatives from Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom gathered in virtual space to discuss international incentives in the sixth installment of the 411 Publishing/Producers Guild of America’s Production Incentive webinar series.  This webinar was sponsored by our partnering sponsor Entertainment Partners, the leader in payroll and production services in the entertainment industry,…

     

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  • Production Incentives Hurdles And Slashed TV Show Budgets

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    The sophomore slump did not apply to the PGA’s 2nd Annual Produced By Conference.  Over 1,100 film and television professionals gathered on the 20th Century Fox lot to partake in a weekend of educational seminars ranging from exploring online and mobile distribution for exhibiting content to the best ways to utilize the latest technologies including…

     

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  • June Webinar: A First For 411 Publishing And The PGA

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    On June 24th, 411 Publishing and the PGA (Producers Guild of America) will co-produce a webinar entitled “Incentives 101: What Every Producer Needs to Know to Maximize Production Incentives.”   “The incentives landscape has become increasingly complex,” said Sean Killebrew, Publisher of 411 Publishing. “411 is looking forward to partnering with the PGA on a…

     

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