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%…
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…
The Berkshires in western Massachusetts has a rep as a creative cauldron for movie magic.
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,"…
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…