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Association of Film Commissioners International Names New President

The Association of Film Commissioners International, which represents a global network of film commission members, has named its new president. Former California Film Commission deputy director

Los Angeles Filming Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Filming in Los Angeles finally went back to business as usual in the second quarter of 2021. Production in the city, unincorporated L.A. County and 14 other local cities rebounded to…

Studios, Guilds Agree to Extend Return-to-Work Safety Protocols Again

Hollywood’s major studios and guilds are once again extending their return-to-work talks. The current contract was scheduled to expire June 30, after getting a three month extension from the

New Production Studio to Launch on South Side of Chicago

Chicago’s South Side is getting a production studio. Regal Mile Studios, a 220,000 square foot, 6-acre media campus with sound stages, will be built later this year. Industry agency Gersh led…

Gavin Newsom Adds $30M to California’s Film Incentives Program

As states continue to open up and the film industry kicks back into high gear, Gov. Gavin Newsom is attempting to lure more productions to California. The governor has added $30 million to the

Rob McElhenney Talks COVID-19 Outbreaks on ‘Mythic Quest’ Set: “We Were Trying Our Best”

"Unfortunately certain things are just uncontrollable," says the creator of the Apple comedy series.

With L.A. Shut Down, Productions Find Safe Spots to Shoot Globally

Film production remains on hold in most of the U.S. because of still-surging coronavirus cases so the big studios and independent producers are looking globally for places to shoot safely. 

Europe’s U.S. Travel Ban Won’t Stop International Production (But It Won’t Help)

Europe's U.S. travel ban, which was extended on Wednesday, will affect, but won't stop international productions from shooting in Europe as individual EU countries will make exceptions for filmmakers…

Warner Bros.’ Sue Kroll Fetes her Favorite Painter Gail Potocki’s ‘Fragmented Alice’ Exhibit

The studio executive began obsessively collecting the artist's powerful work after they met at Comic-Con in 2009.

How Roland Emmerich Made ‘Anonymous’ on a Budget

THR takes a behind-the-scenes look at the "2012" and "Independence Day" director's path to making his William Shakespeare epic.

Nu Image/Millennium Expresses ‘Great Regret’ After ‘Expendables 2’ Death

One stuntman was killed and another critically injured on the "Expendables 2" set by a bomb explosion gone wrong.

Fox Exec at VES Panel: We Thought James Franco’s Character Should Die in ‘Apes’

During the Visual Effects Society summit, executives discussed tight post-production schedules.