Ireland sets up tax incentives for filmmakers

Maryland is not the only place setting up and refining taz incentives. So is Ireland. “Ireland’s film and television industry has received a welcome boost from the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Martin Cullen. In a press release issued on 8 December 2008, the Minister outlined significant enhancements to the Section 481 relief for […]

Making sense of Maryland’s Film Finance Plans

Jay Hancock, Business Columnist for the Baltimore Sun, struggles to make sense of Maryland plans to be in the film investment biz: Good thing for Maryland, too. Louisiana taxpayers had to pay the Benjamin Button producers $27 million, according to state officials. The sales tax from Cate Blanchett’s hotel bill and income tax paid by […]

Film Finance News Today: 2009-01-13

MovieMaker Magazine Navigating the New Independent Film Marketplace MovieMaker Magazine – New York,NY,USA He has served as counsel to numerous award-winning writers, directors and producers, as well as industry-leading film production, film finance and film … Future cloudy for California solar farm Los Angeles Times – CA,USA It manufactures its own thin-film photovoltaic panels to […]

Hollywood: Show Me the Money! 2009-01-12

Equanimity, Power, Gaza, and the Times Dissident Voice – Santa Rosa,CA,USA We see pleasant photos of four top donors, including international mega-billionaire George Soros, Hollywood uber-mogul Stephen Spielberg, and Hollywood … The genius of Darren Aronofsky’s wildly imaginative directing style North by Northwestern – Evanston,IL,USA There’sa great deal of financial strife associated with making films […]

Film Finance News Today 2009-01-12

Italian filmmaker’s ‘Louis XIV’ a different kind of historical … Macon Telegraph – Macon,GA,USA After an abortive attempt to make a film about the history of iron, Rossellini was hired by a French television network to direct a movie about the … New Productions, Acquisitions for Empire Film Group Drive … GlobeNewsWire (press release) – […]

Film Finance News Today 2009-01-11

Cruising for trouble: ‘My part in Hitler’s downfall’ by Tom Cruise Daily Mail – UK Indeed, the German Federal Film Fund eventually ploughed £4.7 million into the £56 million budget for the film. And last year Cruise was awarded the … A plum role for developer in film city Chandigarh Tribune – India While officials […]