Monthly Archives: March 2012

NY Commercial Tax Credit Extended Through 2015

The AICP has announced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s approval of a three-year extension to the Empire State Commercial Production Tax Credit. The extended credit, which appears to have been made retroactive to January 1 of this year, will run … Continue reading

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Media Services Presents $5,000 Award To NYU Grad Student In Film Producing

Payroll and production management firm Media Services presented the Media Services Film Production Award at NYU’s First Run Film Festival on Thursday night.  Media Services President and CEO Greg Pickert was on hand to present the $5,000 award to Isabella … Continue reading

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A Minor Issue for Reality Shows

The question sometimes arises as to whether a minor in a reality series would be subject to California’s child labor laws, especially in the case of a “day-in-the-life” type of show in which the minor is following his or her general … Continue reading

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UK Film ‘Czar’ Found in BFI’s New Fund Director

Thirty-six-year-old Ben Roberts has been tapped as the director of the British Film Institute Film Fund, creating what some are calling a film ‘czar’ for the UK. Though the lottery-fueled fund isn’t particularly big at £21 million (US$33 million), it … Continue reading

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PGA Walk To Honor Laura Ziskin, Benefit Stand Up To Cancer

The Producers Guild of America tomorrow will honor the late producer and studio executive Laura Ziskin with a walk-a-thon benefiting the organization she co-founded, Stand Up To Cancer, as well as the PGA Foundation. The walk is “a tribute to … Continue reading

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