Film Incentives and Watching State Finances

Incentive are a key component of Film and TV Financing packages these days.  These vital elements come in many varieties:  States like California (okay), Georgia (the best).   Countries like Canada – More »

South Africa Welcomes 19th Century Bruce Lee Project

Bruce Lee was consumed with a passion project about the Chinese Tongs (basically the mafia) in 19th Century San Francisco.  The Tong Wars were vicious and gave us the term ‘hatchet man’. More »

WGA and AMPTP Make Deal and Avert Strike

Up to the actual May 2nd deadline to call a strike, the WGA and AMPTP made a deal on numerous points to avoid a potentially disastrous strike to Hollywood’s film and media More »

International Productions Finance Model & “Lion”

International Productions are at the forefront of the Film Finance Model because many countries offer a number of attributes which make for a positive finance model in today’s highly competitive film production More »

Media Math: Shooting in Eastern Europe is Much Cheaper

Poland Increases Production Plans by the Polish government to introduce a 25 percent cash rebate for domestic and international features, documentaries and high-end television dramas this year will bring Eastern Europe’s biggest More »

 

Category Archives: Q&A

Writer-Producers! Learn about Global Film Rates

Writers are fascinating creatures, existing in their own little worlds in its most fantastic forms – creatures, wars, adventures, fantasy worlds, the depths of the ocean and more. Scripts come alive when

Michael’s Quora Answer: Hierarchy of Assistant Directors

In the United States, a hierarchy absolutely exists in the Production Staff which is where the Assistant Director is included in both the budget as well as in the proper union –

Michael’s Quora Answer: Finding Connections in the Industry?

The Film Industry is no longer the “Film Industry”! It is now the Media Industry (including film, tv, streaming, internet, etc., ) which has vastly more Opportunities than ever for creating content,

Question: Write Treatments as Producer or Writer?

I think that one’s particular Point-Of-View – Producer or Writer – determines how you would write up a Treatment.  Furthermore, a Producer may need a Treatment for creative purposes only.  Let me