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…
After refusing for years to get on the incentives bandwagon, California recently decided to jump onboard. A five-year, $500 million tax-break plan for California's entertainment industry, with an…
The recipient of this year's American Society of Cinematographers international achievement award rode the crest of the Australian New Wave of the late '70s/early '80s.
In "Australia," director Baz Luhrmann pays homage to his homeland in a sweeping period saga that's also a throwback to the spectacles Hollywood used to make but rarely does anymore.
Anthony Dod Mantle, the d.p. on "Slumdog Millionaire," did his own extensive prep prior to shooting the at times magical-realistic film, directed by Danny Boyle, about a child who grows up in the…
For "Rachel Getting Married," director Jonathan Demme wanted a look that was part home movie and part documentary to reflect the spontaneous and frequently chaotic nature of the film's story and…
Prieto was in Thailand winding up shooting "Alexander" for director Oliver Stone. "I remember I was in a car and Ang Lee, who I'd never talked to before, called and described the storyline for…
To give a sense of what it was like to have lived in the midst of the Great Depression, Totino shot in the cramped confines of the set created by production designer Wynn Thomas to serve as the…
"We talked about creating a world that felt real today, a late 1700s in 2005," says Osin. That meant no static tableaux. "We wanted to paint the whole environment with the same brush, so that the…