International Film Service packages can offer better value than those in the USA

A new study acknowledges that many countries outside of the USA offer value in film production service packages that surpass those offered in the USA.  The study suggests a range of measures, from government  tax incentives, to simplifying permitting process, that are instructive for any film economy.

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Digital Duel: Comparing the Alexa, Red Epic and Red MX

Digital Cinema expert Richard Lackey used a different high-end digital camera on each day of a recent 3-day shoot, to get a real-world comparison of how they compare with one another. Read about how the Alexa, Red Epic and Red MX compare.

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SA ambassador to USA cites role of SA Film Industry in Africa’s economic regeneration

In an extract from an interview with Knowledge @ Wharton, South Africa’s ambassador to the USA Ebrahim Rasool cited the enormous production value offered by the South African Film Industry and the role it has to play in Africa’s economic renaissance: Rassol says that “I think the strategy is very simple. You’ve got to pick…

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Pop-up cinema gains popularity in South Africa

Pop-up cinema has caught the imagination of the South African movie-going public, according to its promoters. A cinema ‘pops-up’ in an unusual location, and an air of expectation is created by not revealing which movie will be screened, and by admitting only 150 punters.

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Who ya gonna call?

Ghostbusters 3 will shoot next year –  with or without former lead Bill Murray – says co-star Dan Akroyd. The original Ghostbusters, made in 1984, is ranked the 32nd biggest grossing movie in U.S. box office history after adjustment for inflation. But Film Studio Sony disagrees –  in their eyes, the “Ghostbusters” situation comes down to…

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