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
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%…
Two-and-a-half-year-old Boston visual effects studio Zero has been thriving on locally shot films, including recent clients "Here Comes the Boom," starring Kevin James, and "The Way, Way Back,"…
The Berkshires in western Massachusetts has a rep as a creative cauldron for movie magic.
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…
It was a baby who convinced Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd that she wanted to become a casting director.
When Alicia J. Keyes moved back to her hometown of Albuquerque in 2008, she was primarily looking for a safe, clean, uncongested place where she and her husband, Peter Touche, could raise their twin…