Variety to launch national production crew, equipment and location dbase

Variety has joined forces with 411 Publishing, to launch a new national online production directory at Variety411.com.

Variety411.com provides a valuable resource for finding film crew, equipment, and location services in all 50 states. The new site also allows production companies to take advantage of ever-increasing tax and rebate incentives offered by states seeking to bring motion picture, television and commercial dollars to their areas.

The website has more than 80,000 listings, a number that is expected to increase to over 100,000 by the beginning of 2009.