In one of the biggest nonfiction acquisitions ever, ThinkFilm's $2.5 million purchase of David Sington's Apollo space doc "In the Shadow of the Moon" also marks the company's biggest cash outlay and…
Michael Moore's "Sicko" is, by any measure, a documentary blockbuster, raking in ticket sales at the box office. But unlike recent years, Moore's fellow documentarians haven't followed his success.
The scoop: Locations, locations, locations. Plus assistance from the Vienna Film Fund -- E8 million ($10.7 million) distributed annually to films with Austrian co-producers -- and the Austrian film…
Writing, producing and directing a pair of indie films should have made me immune to unpleasant surprises.
The scoop: The Location Offset for Foreign Films and Television tax credit has been upped from 12.5% to 15%, which, when added to state incentives, will give producers a rebate of between 17% and…
The scoop: The Netherlands' film fund has an annual budget of $37 million. Coin is given as a direct grant of up to 35% of the pic's budget with a ceiling of $3.4 million. Productions have to meet…
The scoop: While there are no tax incentives or local subsidies, prices are on par with low-cost leader Romania. Bulgarian stuntpeople are highly skilled, and crews are well trained as they're used…
The scoop: The quality of locations and crews, plus the vast country's diversity in both terrain and people lure filmmakers.
The scoop: China has something for everyone when it comes to making movies -- deserts, rain forests, stunning lake scenery and bang-up-to-date facilities at studios such as Hengdian. . .
Smack-dab in the center of the country, Ontario is famous for its diverse locations that can play everything from modern Chicago to an early 20th century small town.
A sophisticated infrastructure and experienced crews are what attract big-budget shoots to the Czech Republic and its picturesque capital city, Prague.