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.
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,"…
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%…
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.