The scoop: It's cheap, has internationally experienced crews plus big studios and is loaded with landscapes.
Spain offers a wealth of historical monuments, stable and sunny weather, modern airports and superb new highways.
The scoop: International co-productions have increased since the Polish Film Institute was set up in 2006, with an annual budget of $30 million -- 75% of that earmarked for local producers and…
The scoop: South Africa offers producers "a world in one country," with locations from desert to tropical to mountainous, from urban ghetto to slick modern city and traditional rural village.
The new U.K. tax credit for production expenditure within the U.K. is finally up and running like clockwork.
New provisions to Arizona's incentives program include an increase of the tax credit to 30% for productions spending over $1 million in-state.
A Sino-Japanese project and a doc that preemed at Cannes are among 10 Chinese pics that SARFT said will screen at the Hollywood China Film Festival in November.
Shreveport, La., has become a moviemaking hot spot, and Stageworks is the mint in the city's julep.
Production coordinator Melissa "Stanley" Cohen died Aug. 28 in Baltimore from complications after recent gallbladder surgery. She was 36.
Miyoshi Umeki, who took the supporting actress Oscar for "Sayonara" in 1958 to become the first Asian to win a performance Academy Award, died Aug. 28 in Licking, Mo. She was 78.
The Scientific and Technical Awards Committed of Academy of Motion Pictures Art & Sciences has released its shortlist of 15 sci-tech achievements being considered for Oscar consideration.