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  • Hundreds rally in San Francisco to support state film tax credit bill

    Hundreds rally in San Francisco to support state film tax credit bill
    San Francisco has been getting a lot of screen time of late. The city has a starring role in several current and upcoming movies, including "Godzilla," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "Terminator Genesis" and Marvel's "Ant-Man." But the Hollywood...
  • Sequel or reboot? Paramount plays it both ways with new 'Transformers'

     Sequel or reboot? Paramount plays it both ways with new 'Transformers'
    Big-budget summer movies these days tend to fall into two categories. There's the slate-wiping reboot that deletes all that came before ("Godzilla" and its ilk) and the keep-the-mojo-going sequel that hopes to build (and build and build) on existing...
  • China Film Group to Seek Stock Listing

    HONG KONG - China Film Group, the state-owned enterprise that dominates the Chinese movie industry, is set to raise up to $740 million from its upcoming share listing. The company will float, on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, shares of its China Film Corp....
  • Scottish Desire for Freedom Raises the Question: And Then What?

    EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Next week the Edinburgh Film Festival marks the 20th anniversary of the start of production on "Braveheart" with a special screening, which coincides nicely with the run-up to September's referendum on Scottish independence. Both...
  • 'Old Boys' could shape the future of China's film industry

    'Old Boys' could shape the future of China's film industry
    The big-budget blockbuster “Transformers 4” will be the closing night film at the Shanghai International Film Festival on Sunday, but if you want to glimpse the future contours of China’s movie industry, a more modest festival selection,...
  • Munich Film Festival Unspools Everything From 'Chef' to 'Qissa'

    Munich is not a place you'd expect to find surfers, but close to the city center on the River Isar, you'll see folks on boards riding artificial waves. The good vibrations that emanate from these surfers resonate with the film festival participants,...
  • Legislation to Boost California TV and Movie Tax Credits Advances

    Legislation to expand California's film and TV tax incentives has cleared its first hurdle in the State Senate, a month after the Assembly approved the bill unanimously. The Senate Governance and Finance Committee approved Assembly Bill 1839 on a 4-0...
  • California film tax credit bill moves closer to passage

    California lawmakers could soon take action to stem the flight of television and movie productions to other states and foreign countries. Legislation to renew and possibly expand a 5-year-old state income-tax break for shooting in the Golden State...
  • Hungary's Movie Renaissance Continues as Pix Win Laurels, Incentives Rise, and Hungarian Film Week Returns

    The Hungarian film biz is on a roll, and keen to maintain its momentum. Variety spoke to Agnes Havas, head of the Hungarian National Film Fund, who is attending the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival this week, about the three Hungarian features playing...
  • Hollywood's paymaster

    Hollywood's paymaster
    The gig: Mark Goldstein, 48, is chief executive and president of Burbank company Entertainment Partners, one of the industry's leading payroll services firms. The company processes residual checks and advises studios through the labyrinth of tax credits...
  • 'Transformers: Age of Extinction': How big a hit is it?

    On Monday morning, before the official numbers came in, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" had reached a benchmark — studio estimates had the film scoring a $100-million opening weekend. Exactly $100 million, in fact. This is significant for at...
  • Weinstein Co. looks to spin off its television division

    Weinstein Co. looks to spin off its television division
    One of the most formidable personalities in the movie business, Harvey Weinstein, is looking to become a bigger force in the television world. Just seven months after announcing that it was making a more aggressive push into the television business,...