Posts Tagged ‘economy’

NYC May Add Film Permit Fee

Thursday, April 29, 2010 15:26 No Comments

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 [...]

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Film Tax Credit a Major Player in New York’s Economy

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 12:20 No Comments

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 [...]

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B-Side Entertainment Down and Out

Monday, February 22, 2010 15:35 1 Comment

I received an e-mail today that no festival director wants to get – one of our best partners, B-Side Entertainment, is going out of business. B-Side provided hundreds of film festivals, including ACEFEST, with dynamic info pages four our entire program each year. I’ll be honest, their business model always puzzled me as I never [...]

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Vermont Film Commission Going Under

Thursday, February 18, 2010 15:45 1 Comment

Vermont is known for its quaint scenery, woodsy landscapes, postcard-quality seasons and covered bridges. This vibrant and natural backdrop has graced the screen on some of Hollywood‘s biggest productions including Hitchcock‘s  ‘The Trouble With Harry’, comedic masterpiece ‘Me, Myself & Irene’ and several others. Unfortunately for films-to-be-made, this may be the beginning of the end [...]

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Sissy Spacek is for Lovers

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 20:37 No Comments

This morning, Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling led a press conference about the economic merits of local filmmaking. His A-List ace in the hole, Sissy Spacek, also stepped-up for the cause. She told candid little stories of life on the set sprinkled with hard-hitting facts about VA politics, tax incentives and programs. The presentation as [...]

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