If soundstages are built, will film production follow?
"The dance between the day and night reality of life on L.A.'s downtown streets is like an intricate ballet," said Kokayi Ampah, location manager for "The Soloist."
Effective July 1, the City Council in Santa Clarita, Calif., will put into action a Film Incentive Program (FIP),taking the business of pic support into its own legislative hands -- with the location…
Location managers are the ambassadors of the film industry to the non-pro world. And they are key players in bringing to life a director's cinematic vision.
Some locations have as much heart as they do cinematic appeal. The Grace Foundation's ranch facility in El Dorado Hills, about 30 miles east of Sacramento, Calif., is one of those.
Los Angeles film and location professionals have concerns about proposed changes in the use of retired police officers for location filming, including a prohibition on retirees from wearing their…
Reps for Michigan and New York were on hand at the annual Locations Trade Show -- held April 16-18 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium -- seeking to dispel any myths about funding for their states'…
Location manager Ilt Jones put a little too much of himself into getting a Bahamian filming location.
Hollywood is striving to lower its carbon footprint. That was the theme for Greening Hollywood Set by Set, a symposium hosted by the Location Managers Guild of America.
"When a film set is 'doubled' to look like another area of the country, or the world, for that matter, attention to detail is paramount," said location manager Mitch Harbeson.
Film incentives are gasping for a longer run in many states, but some states, touting their ongoing run of film/TV production returns, are also sharing Oscar's spotlight.
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