Filmaka announces four branded competitions in partnership with WhatOnEarthIsGoingOn?

Filmaka.com announced a partnership with WhatOnEarthIsGoingOn? to provide creative artists around the world with an opportunity to produce content for its socially relevant online channel – WhatOnEarthIsGoingOn?, distributed on MSN. In support of the new venture, Filmaka is enabling its members to submit films that are impactful, ignite passion and evoke positive change from all …
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The Coen Brother’s Burn After Reading trailer

Ethan and Joel Coen are back to making comedies again, with Burn After Reading. The film features and ensemble cast of stars, including Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, John Malkovich, J.K. Simmons, Frances McDormand, and Richard Jenkins, in a story that focuses on a disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent, that ends …
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Georgia offering record tax credits to filmmakers

According to a report I read on Variety, Georgia is looking to boost its position as a major film production locale with the 2008 Entertainment Industry Investment Act, signed by Governor Sonny Perdue last month. The governor said, at a ceremony surrounding the event: We know that our excellent talent base and outstanding locations make …
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Len Wiseman to direct Gears of War movie

According to Variety, Len Wiseman is directing New Line Cinema’s Gears of War, based on the Microsoft and Epic Games’ hit console war fighter. Interesting to me that New Line got these rights, since the studio was recently merged with Warners’, but this deal was probably in development before that happening. In fact, I attended …
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Sam Raimi to helm Dennis Lehane’s Given Day

Sam Raimi is set to helm an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s upcoming novel, The Given Day for Columbia Pictures. Columbia is the same studio Raimi worked with for three very successful Spider-Man films, with a fourth one in development. This is according to a report at Variety. Apparently, Raimi is also working on a revival …
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