Archive for January, 2009

Ireland sets up tax incentives for filmmakers

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

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

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

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

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

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

Monday, January 12th, 2009

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

Monday, January 12th, 2009

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

Monday, January 12th, 2009

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 […]