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    Film Industry Plays Key Role in UK Economic Growth, Says ONS       "Island Plaza" to Receive Some $21.5M in Tax Credits Per Calif. Filming Incentive Program      
   
     
   
The British film industry played a key role in driving the growth in GDP in the last three months, according to the ONS (Office of National Statistics). Their quarterly report showed that the UK ...
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The latest round of feature films added to California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program 2.0 demonstrate the state’s progress in attracting big-budget projects and ...
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    Croatia Fast Becoming Europe's Top Film Location Hotspot       Film and TV Industry Spent $30M in Westchester County      
   
   




   
Croatia’s policy of encouraging the filming of blockbuster shows on its shores is paying off, with several high-profile films choosing the eastern Mediterranean destination as a backdrop ...
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A report out last week indicates that Westchester County received more than $30 million in revenue from the film and TV industry in 2016, and that spending from that industry in the county was ...
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    North Miami Announces Film Incentive Program Aimed at Keeping Business in Florida       Akshay Kumar on Salman Khan Co-Producing Battle of Saragarhi: That is Being Figured Out      
   
     

   
As more TV and film productions make their home in Georgia, California and elsewhere outside the Sunshine State, another local government is hoping to make up a part of the nearly $300 ...
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Salman Khan and Karan Johar had joined hands to co-produce a movie together - Battle of Saragarhi with Akshay Kumar in the lead. Akshay Kumar had announced the same on Twitter on January 2, ...
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    Orbitz Makes it Easier to Visit the Filming Sites of Favourite Shows and Movies       Bollywood Comes to Yorkshire - And Helps the UK Film Industry Strike Gold      
   

     
Bradford, Doncaster and Rotherham are providing the backdrop for a major Bollywood film starring one of India's biggest names - just one of the ...
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      Arclight Films Launches Development Arm to Fuel More China-Australia Co-Productions      
 
If watching the “Wonder Woman” movie or the immensely popular “Game of Thrones” television series makes you long to visit Diana’s home on mythical Themyscira or find King’s Landing, ...
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The U.S.-Australia production and distribution company has created Chinalight, which aims to build on films like 'Bait 3D' and the upcoming ‘Guardians of the Tomb.’
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    How China Rose to Become the World’s Biggest Film Market       Changing Trends of Bollywood      
   
     
     
   
Released in Hong Kong last Friday, Aamir Khan’s blockbuster sports drama Dangal notched up Rs2.95 crore at last count, opening across 46 screens, the widest so far for an Indian film in ...
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Bollywood is going through an amazing transformation. The old guard is changing or reaching a point of decline. The bombing of ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’, the much hyped SRK biggie ...
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    India: GST Implication on Intellectual Property       New Film-Preservation Technology Puts Classic Movies in Deep-Freeze Vaults      
   
Before the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, the Union government exclusively used to levy tax on transactions relating to Intellectual Property (IP) rights if such were classified as services1 ...
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An ambitious new project is preserving Hollywood films by putting them in a deep freeze. Paramount Pictures has placed many of its previous films in a vault in Thousand Oaks.
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    Bargaining For Better Content       Lionsgate Films to Begin Producing Movies in India      
   
     
     
   
A decade and a half since its liberalization, it seems that consolidation in the telecom industry is now imminent. Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd’s emergence has created 100 million new ...
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Lionsgate Films, one of the most prominent Hollywood studios, will soon start producing films in India, two people familiar with the development said.
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    Traders are Making Huge Bets That Millennials are Destroying Movie Theatres       For the Sake of Jobs and Culture, Copyright Law Must Be Protected      
   
     
     
   
Short sellers know you stayed home watching Netflix instead of going to the movies last night. And they're making wagers to profit from that very fact. They have boosted short interest ...
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While I was a student at the University of Southern California, the film studio Columbia Pictures took a gamble on me and financed my film “Boyz n the Hood.” That film started a conversation in ...
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    The Brilliant Sound Technique That Makes Dunkirk so Viscerally Intense       Govt to Ensure Protection of Film, Music IPRs: Nirmala      
   
We’ve written quite a bit about Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, specifically about the film’s boundary pushing technical brilliance. We explained to you why it matters that the film was shot in 70-mm ...
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Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said the government will ensure protection of intellectual property rights of film and music industry as any kind of piracy is ...
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    5 Trends Lending the Power to Believe In Indian TV Industry       Why OTT Players are Now Eyeing Regional Content      
   
     
     
   
The four pillars influencing the M&E sector are: Infrastructure, Government policies, Devices and Digital Technologies. Growing consumer demand is inviting policy support driving innovation and ...
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Just like the humble masala dosa, digital content too is reaching places! Smartphone penetration coupled with the comfort of viewing on multiple devices is fuelling the audience’s appetite to ...
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    Eros Group in Talks with Apple to Sell Its Content Library of Movies and Music for Around $1 Billion       Star India Run Hotstar Share Up 73% in Just 10 Months      
   
     
     
   
Eros Group, the largest movie producer in India, is in talks with Apple Inc, the world's most valuable public company, to sell its entire content library of films and music for around $1 billion multiple ...
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Star India-run video over-the-top (OTT) service Hotstar grew its market share in the 10 months to June at 73.19% as rival Amazon Prime Video grabbed a share of just 9.66%, data from a ...
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    Disney Will Pull Its Movies from Netflix And Start Its Own Streaming Services       Local Language Content a Major Challenge Says Prasar CEO Vempati      
   
     
     
   
Disney wants to own a bigger piece of the streaming pie. The company announced during its latest earnings report on Tuesday it intends to remove its movies from Netflix.
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Prasar Bharati chief executive officer Shashi Shekhar Vempati has stressed that India was very rich in content and with so many platforms it is important to capitalise on this.
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    Kumar Mangalam Birla Revives Applause Entertainment for Content Play       Apple Readies $1 Billion War Chest for Hollywood Programs      
 



     
Apple Inc. (AAPL) has set a budget of roughly $1 billion to procure and produce original content over the next year, according to people familiar with ...
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      Netflix Co-Founder’s Crazy Plan: Pay $10 a Month, Go to the Movies All You Want      
 
Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla has hired Sameer Nair—who stepped down as CEO of Balaji Telefilms Ltd last month—to revive Applause Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, his privately held production company that has been dormant for almost a decade after producing highly acclaimed Bollywood movies such as Black and Dev. “We plan to reignite Applause Entertainment to invest in the creation and distribution of content for new audiences and new markets,” Birla said. He plans to invest Rs200-300 crore (for starters) on creating this content for distribution across platforms. Nair believes the Indian audience is completely bored of daily soaps but that there’s a massive new ...
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As movie theaters struggle with tepid sales, Mitch Lowe has an extreme proposal for how to get more people into seats: Let them come to all the showings they want for about the price of a ...
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