Nu Image chairman Avi Lerner and the head of his Millennium Films banner come from opposite poles of the independent film world. . .
Maestro of classy fare arrives to lead Millenium's newly upgraded pic slate
The one-sheet for the 2001 Holocaust drama "The Grey Zone" hangs above Avi Lerner's desk. An ink-black rectangle with a foggy keyhole image of a hunched man at its center, it contrasts starkly with…
Aggressive incentives plan provides support for crew and stars alike
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…
Innovative ways of channeling coin have boosted island production
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…
Producers find ways to shoot in the city
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…
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.
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%…