MADRID – In the first potentially game-changing regulatory overhaul since 1994, Spain's interim government has unveiled a new subsidy system that looks likely to facilitate public financing for a…
For months, as Sony has sought to slash its studio budget, there has been speculation that the Sony Pictures would sell or shut down its Imageworks visual effects and animation company. But late…
New Zealand is to increase its financial incentives for international and local films and merge its two main subsidy pools into a uncapped new fund.
With 'The Hobbit' now in the can New Zealand seeks further 'runaway productions' by loosening rules for two grant schemes.
Foreign subsidies on visual-effects work may be enough to trigger World Trade Organization “anti-subsidy duty” rules that would impose a tariff on those vfx when they’re imported into the U.S.…
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Ponzi Fallout: B'cast Probe: India's Information & Broadcasting ministry has asked every TV channel to provide details of its equity structure and stakeholders.
The recent $21 million payment to keep "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" afloat Down Under is clear evidence of a country employing creative means to keeps its appeal alive to big overseas productions.
BRUSSELS — European governments are free to continue using public coin to woo Hollywood productions now that regulators have withdrawn a threat to cap the use of subsidies as bait. A complicated…
Growing anger in the struggling visual effects community is raising concerns that some of its more extreme members could mount a cyber attack against a major vfx facility with the intention of…
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…
The German Federal Film Fund (DFFF) film subsidy has given visual effects a seat at the incentives table for the next three-year cycle beginning 2013. Effects work done in Germany will qualify for…