Nu Image chairman Avi Lerner and the head of his Millennium Films banner come from opposite poles of the independent film world. . .
Innovative ways of channeling coin have boosted island production
Filmmakers who've worked on tropical locations caution that crews tend to observe "island time," as if the overabundance of sun, surf, palm trees and umbrella-topped drinks has literally slowed their…
Aggressive incentives plan provides support for crew and stars alike
The vast majority of industryites -- from left-leaning opponents of corporate welfare to right-leaning anti-government types -- seem to agree on one thing: Domestic production incentives -- which are…
As the longtime home of George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic, the complex at 3210 Kerner Boulevard in San Rafael, Calif., is hallowed ground in FX circles.
The San Francisco Bay Area has inspired a wealth of memorable on screen moments, from James Stewart stalking Kim Novak in Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" to Steve McQueen's hill-hopping car chase in…
Producers find ways to shoot in the city
Earlier this year, the producers of "Grown Ups 2" were searching for a site near Boston to shoot some nighttime sequences involving an outdoor go-kart race. The twist: kids would be in the scene so…
In 2005, a collection of local industry craftspeople and business owners founded the Massachusetts Production Coalition (MPC) to urge the state legislature and then-Gov. Mitt Romney to create a 25%…