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…
Directors learn a lot from their department heads
Peers, partners and power players share their thoughts on Bert Fields
Former Los Angeles County Deputy D.A. Lea Purwin D'Agostino refuses to call what happened on the set of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" an accident.
When Lorene Scafaria sold her pitch for "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" to Mandate in 2008, she had one stipulation: The buyers had to agree to let her make her directorial debut with the…
Location manager David Israel was flying some 35,000 feet above Arizona when he began scouting New Orleans locations for director McG's since-shelved Universal feature "Ouija" in June of 2011.