Film L.A. to begin offering film permits online

On September 29, 2008, S.A.G.-affiliated Los Angeles-based nonprofit Film L.A., will introduce a state-of-the-art Online Permit System (OPS), which will revolutionize how permits to film on-location are applied for, coordinated and delivered. Permit seekers will be able to apply online for film permits, as well as: create and save templates for future applications; receive instant …
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Taking motion pictures from script to screen

Signiant, a leading developer of digital media distribution management solutions, announced that Deluxe has chosen its Digital Media Distribution Management Solution to automate, accelerate and secure the distribution of post-production materials for motion pictures from major Hollywood studios and broadcast companies. Post-production and distribution of films has become more complex, especially as releasing films simultaneously …
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California State Fair is Hollywood swingin’ for 2008

The California State Fair is planning to put Hollywood front and center this summer. Organizers have settled on a number of featured attractions that will focus on Hollywood and how modern day movies and entertainment come to life. There will also be numerous casting calls, celebrity seminars and stunt shows at the fair grounds. The …
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Cinnafilm ships Cinnafilm HD1, industry’s first all-in-one format conversion platform

Cinnafilm recently announced the availability of Cinnafilm HD1, the industry’s first all-in-one format conversion platform designed specifically for film simulation and unlimited frame rate conversion of digital video. The unique combined hardware and software platform leverages the power of graphics card parallel processing to deliver unmatched quality format conversions and celluloid simulations quickly, easily, cost …
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You can help cut the Neverending Movie

Christopher Coppola is sponsoring another online film contest. This one is called The Neverending Movie, and lets you team up with Brandon P. Cicero, to make reels for a film starring Christopher Coppola. The website anyone be an innovative filmmaker using sophisticated online digital tools. Check out the project at www.theneverendingmovie.com

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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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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