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How to Network in Hollywood

Let’s say you’re looking to hire a professional. Maybe it’s a doctor, or a plumber, or an auto mechanic. While you can certainly go online and search for someone, you’d probably feel much better getting a referral from a friend or family member. Working on a film project is no

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FilmSkills Powers State of Kentucky

We are excited to announce that FilmSkills is powering the State of Kentucky online film training program. Kentucky offers aggressive tax incentives for film production, making it one of the more affordable film production locations in the United States. Due to the growing number of films coming to the state,

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Coyote – the Story of Human Trafficking

Los Angeles-based director, Mark Grabianowski takes us behind the scenes of his new short film, Coyote.  Set deep in the heart of Mexico, Coyote is the story of human traffickers’ search for the disappearance of a young woman. What inspired this story? I have always been fascinated with the fact

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Film Commissions Are Your Friends

  When a production company is looking for a city in which to shoot, there are several factors to consider. Permits, local laws regarding film production, tax incentives, and coordination between police, fire, and other city departments will affect the budget and shooting schedule. Because the production company may not

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All New Film Marketing Classes

We are excited to announce the all new FilmSkills Film Marketing series. We’ve assembled an all-star group of studio executives and marketing professionals to help you craft a powerful and effective marketing campaign for your movie. In this series, you will learn from: Jeff Ulin – Vice President of LucasFilm

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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING King

As expected, Spidey opened huge with $117M, kicking off a rebooted franchise in auspicious fashion. But how does its weekend gross compare to fellow superhero moneymakers, and could it have done better? Since its no surprise the webslinger had a fantastic opening weekend, let’s take a look at the numbers

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  • Local Production Drive Sees CJ Entertainment Unveil Dozen International Titles March 19, 2019
    Korean entertainment powerhouse CJ Entertainment has amped up its overseas filmmaking efforts to the point that it is now producing more movies outside Korea than at home. At FilMart in Hong Kong, CJ unveiled a slate of 13 new titles hailing from the U.S., Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. “Our aim is to find hidden […]
    Patrick Frater
  • ‘Leaving Neverland,’ ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Composers on How They Scored Sexual Abuse Docs March 19, 2019
    How do you put music to child sexual abuse — especially if the accused predators are musical icons? That’s the challenge composers Chad Hobson and Nathan Matthew David faced as they scored HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” and Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly,” respectively. The documentaries are built around interviews with the alleged victims of Michael Jackson (two […]
    Shirley Halperin
  • Canadian Animation Shop Guru Studio Makes Moves in China March 19, 2019
    Guru Studio, an award-winning Canadian animation studio, is exploring the possibility of opening an office in Hong Kong or mainland China. The Toronto-based company is keen to get a slice of China’s animation market, which has been growing quickly. Louise Jones, Guru vice president of finance and business affairs, said at a FilMart panel discussion […]
    carolehorst
  • FilMart: Johnny Depp to Reveal U.S. Photographer’s Japanese Redemption in ‘Minamata’ March 19, 2019
    The sleepy Japanese town of Minamata was the scene of one of the world’s greatest environmental disasters when it was poisoned by mercury in the 1970s. It was also the setting for a groundbreaking international treaty designed to control use of the deadly metal. U.K. sales agent HanWay Films will use its platform at FilMart […]
    Patrick Frater
  • Big-Budget Actioners ‘Raging Fire,’ ‘The Rescue’ Highlight Emperor’s Upcoming Slate March 19, 2019
    Big-budget action blockbusters “Raging Fire” and “The Rescue” headlined Emperor Motion Pictures’ (EMP) star-studded announcement at FilMart on Tuesday, which also saw many familiar Hong Kong faces returning for locally focused projects. EMP also highlighted its mainland Chinese projects at the event, including “Two Tigers,” a black comedy produced by and starring Vicky Zhao Wei […]
    carolehorst

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