Since "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy solidified New Zealand's spot on the world location stage, the Kiwis have gotten serious about incentives.
There is usually one reason foreigners shoot pics in Japan: story. That is, they have to be here because the story has a Japanese setting, period.
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.
A fictive combat tale inspired by scenarist Patrick Rotman's same-titled nonfiction book and documentary, Florent-Emilio Siri's "Intimate Enemies" provides a credibly gritty microcosm of French…
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.