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You can read it here… big stuff going on at ACEFEST!
“BIG CITY BIG DREAMS” The Entertainment Industry Social Event of the Year Official Opening Night After-Party of ACEFEST 2010 Friday, August 20th 9pm – 4am Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to meet, mix & mingle with rising stars in the Entertainment Industry at one of Manhattan’s most-exclusive private lounges, Luxe! This is your [...]
The Spring 2010 issue of MovieMaker has hit the shelves and they’ve named ACEFEST one of the TOP 25 FILM FESTIVALS WORTH THE ENTRY FEE! We couldn’t be more honored or humbled by this recognition. It’s an achievement marking 4 years of putting our filmmakers first and never wavering from our original mission of curating, [...]
Yesterday, the Florida House and Senate unanimously voted the Entertainment Industry Incentive Bill into legislation. This historic movement marks great potential for putting the Sunshine State back on the map in the Biz. Supporters of the bill are expecting an almost immediate effect in the job market – with new productions come new employment opportunities. [...]
Throughout the history of filming in New York City, there have been no permit fees. This rare and highly-appreciated perk was used to lure new productions to The Big Apple. However, it looks like those days might be over. Due to budget woes, the fee to obtain a permit will now be $300. It’s not [...]
First of all, my apologies for the lack of posts last week – we were heavily swamped with the organization of our NYC Film Industry Party. It was a huge success by the way! Philippe Dauman, president and CEO of Viacom, spoke to over 300 business executives and politicians about the “three waves of change.” [...]
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is expected to vote on a petition that will require performers in the porn industry to use condoms when filming. While we prepare for the imminent amount of spam comments to this post (based on its content), you should read the full story at LA Times.
Harvey Weinstein CBE, Co-Founder, Miramax Films and Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company has been confirmed as the concluding keynote speaker at the Financial Times Business of Film Summit, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Doha in Qatar, on 22 – 23 March. Chaired by the Financial Times Los Angeles correspondent Matthew Garrahan, the FT [...]
According to the state’s comptroller today, New York’s film tax credit has generated nearly $7 billion since its inception in 2004. Lawmakers may even extend the program through 2015 to help NY compete with the tax incentives of 42 other U.S. states. “Visitors from all over the world come to New York because of the [...]
Is it just me, or is YouTube consistently one step behind in web video trends? That is painfully puzzling considering they pretty much founded web video. Their newest feature, YouTube Rentals (Beta), may not be the first of its kind, but it could be something good for indie filmmakers. Essentially, the service allows you to [...]