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New Zealand Gives Peter Jackson's 'Mortal Engines' Grant For Boosting Economy

     

China Launches Incentive Scheme to Boost Box Office of Local Films

     
   
     
   
The discretionary award of 5 percent is on top of the 20 percent cash incentive the film receives under the New Zealand Screen Production Grant. Peter Jackson’s next feature, Mortal Engines, is to ...
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China’s Film Bureau has announced an incentive scheme to reward movie theaters that increase box office scores for local films. The move will take effect from Jan. 1, 2018. The scheme rewards theaters ...
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British Films Bring £7bn to Economy

     

Producers Guild of India & Robinville Intech Promotes Film Tourism

     
   
British-made television and film contributed over £7bn to the economy last year, according to official government statistics. Films such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which grossed $1bn (£745m) ...
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The Producers Guild of India in association with Robinville Intech, which represents Innsbruck Tourism, Cine Tirol and Location Austria organised an event titled “Bollywood goes to Austria, Tirol ...
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Tourism Dept Woos Filmmakers

     

Israel Government Steers Drive to Bring in Bollywood Shoots

     
   
     

   
Even as the SGPC has put a blanket ban on shooting of any movie on the Golden Temple complex since March 2016, the Amritsar authorities have invited film-makers to use Heritage Street, leading to the ...
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Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Sushant Singh Rajput touched down in Tel Aviv last month, accompanied by an 80-strong crew, to shoot scenes for “Drive,” the first Hindi film to be set in Israel.
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Vietnam Promotes Tourism in India

     

‘The Far Pavilions’ Eyed as Epic 30-Hour, $150M UK/India Co-Production

     
   
     

   
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and the Embassy of Vietnam in India launched a programme in New Delhi on December 12 to promote Vietnam’s tourism.
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As part of his official visit to India, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled plans for a $150M UK/India drama co-production of The Far Pavilions, based on the epic novel of British-Indian history by MM Kaye.
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  BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY    
   

Media & Entertainment Industry to Create 8 Lakh Jobs by 2022

     

Progress in the Fight: Strong Partnerships Drive Content Protection Success in Asia-Pacific

     
   
     
     
   
The media and entertainment (M&E) industry will generate 7-8 lakh jobs by 2022 to take total number of those directly employed to 1.8-2 million, a CII-BCG report has forecast.
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As CineAsia marks the end of another year and we draw together to muse about Hollywood’s upcoming slates and the year ahead, it’s also a good opportunity to cast an eye back at how ...
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China, India to Account for Half the Global Pay-TV Subscribers by 2022

     

GOP Tax Bill: Big Gains for Studios, Not for Showbiz Rank and File

     
   
Covering 138 countries, pay TV revenues [subscriptions and PPV] and OTT revenues [AVod, SVod, TVod and DTO] combined will reach $283 billion by 2022; up by 18% from ...
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The House and maybe the Senate on Tuesday are expected to vote on a massive tax plan, giving President Donald Trump a signature legislative achievement in 2017.
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From Pages to Pictures: Books, Movies, and Some Great Stories From 2017

     

MPAA Chief Charles Rivkin Touts Asia as Global Box-Office Driver

     
   
     
     
   
A shapeshifting monster, a clever French detective, and heroic American veterans were just some of the characters first imagined in great books that sprang to life on the silver screen ...
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During a keynote in Hong Kong Tuesday, the new MPAA boss made the case for Asia Pacific as a vital bright spot for theatrical filmgoing in a global industry beset by challenges.
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Govt Extends Support to M&E Sector in Fighting Digital Piracy

     

How Blockchains Will Break into the Movie Business

     
   
     
     
   
The government of India yesterday stressed that it stood alongside the media and entertainment (M&E) industry in fighting digital piracy to safeguard loss of revenue and ease norms for ...
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In a world full of negotiators and intermediaries, Hollywood is one of the most heavily mediated industries of all. In between a movie script and the audience that eventually views a film sit a ...
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Fox's Star to Bring Disney Cash and Cricket in India

     

Freedom of Speech & The Fallacy of Censorship

     
   
     
     
   
Walt Disney Co's deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc gives the world's best-known entertainment company new advantages in India, such as cricket rights and local-language TV ...
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The Indian film industry or “Bollywood” is one of the largest in the world with “around 1500-2000 films produced every year”, according to ‘Indywood’ – The Indian Film Industry Report.
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Media Licensing, IPR: Experts Bat for 'Clearer Picture'

     

Javed Akhtar Brings Music Fraternity Together to Create Brand New IPRS

     
   
Deliberations on protection and licensing laws in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in India and initiatives required by the government to address the problems being faced by content producers were held at a one-day workshop on 'Innovation, Intellectual Property and Role of Licensing. Bringing to the forefront the issues faced by news agencies and other content ...
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After a long acrimonious battle involving allegations, copyright issues from both sides and courtroom dramas over several years, all the music composers, the fraternity of lyricists and music companies have settled amicably with each other and come together as one music industry.

This has resulted in IPRS (Indian Performing Rights Society - the 48-year-old copyright royalty collection body) getting its official registration as a copyright society back from the Government recently. It is now the only official and functional copyright society for Musical Works and associated Literary Works in India (for collecting royalties of underlying musical and literary works).

The IPRS, originally formed in 1969, represents a majority of Indian music composers, lyricists and music companies. IPRS as a copyright society ...
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Students and Youths Offered $10 to Pirate Latest Movies in Cinemas

           
   
           
   
Students and youths who record the latest blockbusters in cinemas and upload them to pirate sites are being offered US$10 for their work. That's according to an Indian Chamber of ...
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