Southern Producers Lab Rewards 13 Emerging Filmmakers

Southern Producers Lab Rewards 13 Emerging Filmmakers

The New Orleans Film Society has named the 13 up-and-coming filmmakers who will take part in the inaugural Southern Producers Lab later this month. The multi-day event will feature panels and workshops with industry experts, including Production Incentives Specialist...

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CA Minimum Wage Increase; Mileage Rate Decrease for 2016

CA Minimum Wage Increase; Mileage Rate Decrease for 2016

As a reminder, California minimum wage went up to $10/hour as of January 1. The allowable federal mileage rate for 2016 is 54 cents per mile, down from 57.5 cents for 2015. You can get a full breakdown of minimum wage by state at the Department of Labor's website.

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IATSE Reaches New 3-Year Deal with AMPTP

IATSE Reaches New 3-Year Deal with AMPTP

A negotiating unit for below-the-line crew members reached agreement with the AMPTP on a tentative new three-year deal covering film and television production in Los Angeles, it was announced today. Neither IATSE nor the studios are releasing terms of the new...

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California Film Office Updates Incentive Regs

California Film Office Updates Incentive Regs

The California Film Commission has unveiled the full set of newly approved regulations for its expanded Film and TV Tax Credit Program. New procedures for applications, eligibility and audits are now detailed on the agency's website, along with the CFC's new project...

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Incentives Heat Up in Land of Enchantment

Incentives Heat Up in Land of Enchantment

New Mexico is looking to extend and enhance the production incentives that have attracted such television heavyweights as Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, along with countless feature films. Two new pieces of legislation were passed by overwhelming majorities in the...

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Amazon Streams to Globes Victory with “Transparent”

Amazon Streams to Globes Victory with “Transparent”

It’s no secret that television has been giving features a run for their money in recent years in terms of critical praise and bragging rights. The 2015 Golden Globes proved to be truly groundbreaking in a whole new way though, as two of the biggest television awards...

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