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    HAPPY 2017
   
    PRODUCTION & TAX INCENTIVES    
      Ontario Touts "Stable" Hollywood Movie Tax Credit After Chop     Kentucky's Film Industry Continues
to Explode
 
     
     
 

Top minister tells Tinseltown her province's subsidy for foreign - mostly Los Angeles - producers remains "competitive" after last year's unexpected haircut. Ontario says Hollywood can look to it for tax credit ...
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In the past year, the number of films being made in Kentucky has skyrocketed. It's mostly due to a new incentives package. Daniel Diamond is a film producer who helped get ...
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      Record £52.7m Spend on TV and
Film Production
    Orlando Film Commission Celebrates
a Big Year
 
             

FILM and TV producers spent a record £52.7 million shooting in Scotland in 2015, Culture Secretary, Fiona Hyslop, revealed today. This record production spend figure - an increase of almost £7 million compared with ...
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Though the Florida Legislature let a tax incentive program for film expire in recent months, the Orlando Film Commission said it's celebrating one of its best years in decades.
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      Most Film-Friendly State to Get
Rs 1-cr Cash Award
    Thailand Film Office Announced Cash
Incentives of 15-20% at Major Film Industry Conferences in Santa Monica, USA
 
         

 

The most film-friendly state in India will henceforth receive a cash award of Rs 10 million (Rs 1 crore) in addition to Rajat Kamal and certificate. This was announced by information and broadcasting minister ...
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Today, the Thailand Film Office within the Government of Thailand Department of Tourism has confirmed that it revealed details of impressive new cash incentives of ...
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      California Tax Credits Gained
Momentum in 2016
    'Manchester by the Sea': How Making Movies
Makes Money for Locals
 
         

 

California's expanded incentives for movies and television shows got into full swing this year, and the results have been promising. The first full year of the state's Film & Television Tax Credit Program 2.0 ...
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"What people don't get is that movies are super blue-collar," says Chris Moore, charter member of the Damon-Affleck entourage and producer on the just released, Oscar-touted ...
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      Vietnam's Untapped Potential for
Film Co-production
    Single Window System in HP Soon for
Film Shooting Permission
 
         


The Himachal Pradesh government has put in place a single window clearance system to assist filmmakers in getting permission for film shooting, movement of equipment and ...
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Haryana to Have Its Own Film Policy  

Foreign film producers are turning up in numbers to explore the potential of this emerging market. In addition to French, American, and ASEAN filmmakers, Bollywood has recently cast an eye on Vietnam.
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Haryana will have its own film policy to make the country and the world aware of its traditional art and culture through movies, ...
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    FILM TOURISM    
     

Singapore Tourism Board Associates With the Launch of the Film 'Dear Zindagi'

 
      Singapore Tourism Board joined hands with Red Chillies Entertainment, Dharma Productions & Hope Productions as part of the launch of the Alia Bhatt-Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Dear Zindagi,' which released recently. The key opening scenes of the film shot are shot in Singapore. The Singapore Tourism Board, Changi Airport Group and Singapore Airlines supported the location shoots at One Fullerton Promenade, Changi Airport and onboard the national carrier's aircraft.
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First Teaser: Shah Rukh Khan Invites You to 'My Dubai'

 
      If you love Shah Rukh Khan and Dubai, this video will throw you into a tizzy! The actor's calendar is choc-a-bloc with new releases and a series of short films to promote his 'second home'. "This is my Dubai, be my guest," says an excited King Khan as he spreads his arms wide open welcoming people to the emirate. The short clip, which is a teaser to the film that is ...
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France Looks to Bollywood to Help Boost Visitor Numbers

 
        French tourism chiefs are hoping that a new Bollywood blockbuster will encourage more Indian tourists to pay a visit. A new movie called Befikre is coming to Indian cinemas on Friday and it is hoped that it could spark a new wave of Bollywood-inspired tourism to various French hotspots. The movie features bridges sprawling across the Seine in Paris and the famous beaches ...
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Priyanka Chopra's 2017 Plans: Two Hindi Films and Face of Assam Tourism; What Next?

 
      Priyanka Chopra is back in India and she is already making waves. After receiving the Global Icon of The Year award at the Stardust Awards, she was announced as the brand ambassador for Assam tourism. NDTV reports that Chopra signed a 'free of cost' agreement with the Assam government that will be in effect for two years. Her first appearance as the tourism brand ...
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Movie Locations That Took Our Breath Away in 2016

 
        Movie makers never cease to surprise and stun us with the filming locations. Be it Bollywood or Hollywood, few locations in certain movies just take our breath away and force us to explore them. The year 2016 saw many movies that had brilliant locations. Wego.com, a travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, saw new destinations starring in some of this year's most ...
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BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY
      India's Rajkumar Akella Saluted at Cineasia
With MPA Copyright Educator Award
    Hooq Brings Exclusive Content for India
     
     
     

Rajkumar Akella was presented with the Motion Picture Association (MPA) Asia Pacific Copyright Educator (A.C.E.) Award today at CineAsia in recognition of his significant contribution to improving the ability for ...
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Hooq has announced the addition of new exclusive set of DC titles to its already extensive content catalogue especially for its Indian audience.
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    India to Digitise All Services,
Says I&B MoS Rathore
  Cineasia: Hollywood Titles Drive Demand
for 4D Screens in India
 
     
     
     

Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that the government is making all efforts to digitalise the whole spectrum of services available to the citizens.
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U.S. blockbusters, including 'Jungle Book,' 'Tarzan' and 'Furious 7' have had success in India with the format, which adds sensory effects, such as vibration, rain or fog, to the 3D ...
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    Netflix Signs Exclusive Multi-Film Deal With
Bollywood Star Shah Rukh Khan
  18 India Originals in the Pipeline for
Amazon Prime Video
 
     
     
     

SVoD giant Netflix has signed a multi-film deal with Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan, who has more than 80 Bollywood credits to his name. The star's production company Red Chillies Entertainment will give Netflix exclusive ...
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Amazon Prime Video has announced 18 original shows for India, making it Amazon Inc.'s first international market with the largest number of original shows outside US, as the American ...
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    Netflix Launches Downloads for Offline
Viewing on Smartphones, Tablets
  Major Film Studios Talking to Theater Owners
About Earlier Home Releases
     
     
     

Netflix has finally rolled out a feature subscribers have been requesting for years: The company will now let members worldwide download select TV shows and movies for viewing on Apple and Android devices while ...
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Some of us were around back when movie releases functioned differently than they do today. A film would open in theaters before being released on home video on VHS or Beta ...
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      Sony Pictures Signs VR Content Deal
With Nokia
    Google Play Launches 125 Movies
in 4K Ultra HD
     
Nokia and Sony Pictures have inked a new multi-year worldwide agreement whereby the latter will use Nokia OZO hardware and software tools to explore the creative potential of virtual reality production and distribution.
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Google is finally diving into 4K Ultra HD movies: Starting Tuesday, Dec. 6, Google Play Movies now offers about 125 titles for purchase in 4K, which offers four times the resolution of 1080p ...
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    PVR Cinemas Become Largest Indian
Multiplex with Eleven 4DX Screens
  #COPYRIGHTCREATES: Report Reveals
Copyright Industries Contribute
$1.2 Trillion to U.S. Economy
 
     
     
     

PVR cinemas, the largest Indian cinema exhibition company, recently signed an agreement with CJ 4DPLEX to add ten more 4DX screens, at CineAsia 2016, retaining its position as the largest provider of 4DX in ...
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Copyright industries contribute a record $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy and employ more than 5.5 million American workers, according to a new report from the International Intellectual ...
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    MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd on Trump's Attacks
on Entertainment: 'This Industry Is Fearless'
  Disney Becomes First Ever Studio to
Hit $7 Billion at Global Box Office
 
     
     
     

Many in Hollywood are still shocked by Donald Trump's victory, but MPAA chairman Chris Dodd strikes a sanguine tone. Dodd says Trump's rants against the establishment - including Hollywood figures who didn't ...
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Walt Disney Studios has become the first-ever movie house to reach $7 billion in worldwide box office receipts in a single year, the company announced Monday.
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    'James Bond' Studio MGM Backs Virtual Reality
Start-up Survios in Hollywood's Latest
VR Investment
  IFFAM: Korea's CJ Pushes Vietnam
Productions as 'housemaid' Debuts
     
     
     

Movie and television studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has invested in Culver City virtual reality gaming start-up Survios, marking the latest move by Hollywood to bet on the cutting-edge entertainment technology.
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"The Housemaid," Korean giant CJ Entertainment's co-production with Vietnam, will receive international premiere at the first International Film Festival & Awards Macau on ...
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