Category Archives: Film

Garcetti Appoints New L.A. Film Czar, Requests Tax Credit Extension

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has requested an expansion of entertainment tax credits from the state and appointed a new chief advisor on film and TV production. Entertainment lawyer Ken Ziffren, who takes up the advisor position following the death … Continue reading

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Julia Nicholson in as CEO of Industry Pension & Health Plan

The Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans appointed a new CEO, Julia Nicholson, to helm the plan that provides benefits to over 120,000 members of the entertainment industry and their families. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nicholson was previously … Continue reading

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DGA Talks with Film/TV Producers Set for November 4

The DGA and AMPTP will enter into formal talks for a new collective bargaining agreement on November 4, 2013. According to a joint statement, the negotiations will be held at AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks, CA under a press blackout. … Continue reading

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IATSE Local 767 Merged into Local 80

IATSE Local 767 First Aid, which covers nurses on set, has been merged into Local 80. The order from Matt Loeb, international president of IATSE, was made effective as of August 26, 2013. All local conditions of the current collective … Continue reading

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PGA Putting Its “Mark” on New Releases

With Walt Disney Studios close to signing a deal to adopt the Producers Guild of America’s “Producers Mark” for inclusion in all its film credits, the PGA is closing in on organizing all the major studio distributors after just two … Continue reading

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Roger Corman’s “Drive-In” To Launch this Summer on YouTube

Legendary B-movie impresario Roger Corman will become one of the first big-name Hollywood filmmakers to launch his own YouTube content channel this summer. Dubbed “Corman’s Drive-In,” the project will be a collaboration with longtime producing partner Julie Corman, and will … Continue reading

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Filming Overseas? Adapt or Go Home

In our video crew booking division, we get our fair share of stories from clients shooting around the globe: trials, tribulations and triumphs alike. Recently we had our own Joe Maiella, VP of Camera Crews Worldwide, chat with David Wolfson, … Continue reading

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