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…
"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…
The shoot took place in Winnipeg, Canada, bringing ample financial incentives, "but it was a major challenge to make a film in 31 days during the latter part of the year with natural light available…
"Probably the hardest thing was to re-create the world of the geisha, and to make it believable and exciting," says Beebe. The decision to film mainly in California created difficulties because…