When director J.J. Abrams yells "Action!" on the first new "Star Wars" film in almost a decade, it will be on a location or soundstage far, far from Abrams' home base of Los Angeles.
New Mexico Film Office
Los Angeles' new mayor has vowed to help staunch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall.
Budget pressures have brought on a second round of job cuts with about 60 SAG-AFTRA employees being laid off and 10 of its 25 offices being closed. The moves will leave SAG-AFTRA with slightly over…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Overseeing local cinema's fortunes in the world's eighth biggest film market, Jorge Sanchez, the new head of Mexico's Imcine film fund, has already set one major priority: Carving out larger…
Local biz hopes re-opening of film office will restore state as production magnet
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…
Variety bestows honor on film commish Lisa Strout
As a candidate for New Mexico governor, Republican Susana Martinez hinted at her displeasure with the state's 25% film tax credit program, pledging to ensure "these incentives are truly helping the…
Incentives and rebates in selected states and provinces.
Florida: Sales tax exemption, 15% nontransferable expenditure reimbursement or $2 million, whichever is less ($850,000 expense minimum). Recent pics: "Transporter 2," "Altered," "Lonely Hearts"