Danish director of photography Marcel Zyskind recently turned 30. But as the cinematographer of choice for eclectic English director Michael Winterbottom, he already boasts a decade-long list of…
A good offense can be the best defense. To protect and solidify its role as a motion picture and television center, Illinois at the start of 2009 hiked its film tax breaks from 20% to 30%.
California, though home to Hollywood, has been late to enter the derby of states offering hefty entertainment tax incentives to nab film and television productions. But the five-year, $500 million…
California's new incentive program for film and television entertainment purposefully focuses primarily on feature films and higher-budget productions for the tube.
There's a war going on in Canada -- over entertainment tax incentives. Just as in the U.S., where numerous states are leapfrogging each other's tax breaks in order to pull in film and television…
Incentive programs make Louisiana the third best production center in the U.S.
Just as a Louisiana's bribery scandal is winding down, a new controversy has popped up.
With its once-vaunted automobile industry on the brink, Michigan these days is less about cars and more about stars.
The lure of New Mexico to filmmakers goes way back -- to long before Hollywood's hand-wringing over runaway production. With nearly year-round sunshine, pristine skies and an array of scenic…
In order to stay competitive, Hawaii has had to join the parade of states offering tax incentives.
The state of California has long refused to get on the incentives bandwagon -- and it shows. According to a mid-April report released by nonprofit permitting org FilmL.A., on-location feature film…