Russian film production has grown by 50 percent over the past five years but international co-productions fell sharply, according a new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory.
The Finnish government September 1 announced the decision to push forward a cash rebate incentive model after concluding the annual workshop between government members in which the state budget is balanced. After this, the state budget will receive its final approval from the Parliament, but generally the decisions taken in the workshop (budjettiriihi) hold the parliament stamp.
The Oklahoma Film + Music Office has announced the launch of Studio Oklahoma, a brand that will bring like-minded partners together to support Oklahoma’s thriving creative class and serve as a platform to promote and connect Oklahoma’s film makers, music makers and businesses to national and international audiences.
Motion Picture Sound Editors and Cinema Audio Society are event sponsors for the third annual Mix Presents Sound for Film, an all-day exhibition and conference spotlighting technologies and techniques behind sound for picture from production to playback. The event will be held September 17th at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City.
Severtson Screens has announced new microperf options that are now available for its folded SēVision 3D GX line of cinema projection screens. The line will be featured during CinéShow 2016, held in Dallas from August 29-31 at the Hotel InterContinental Dallas.
Classic Cinemas’ Classic Charlestown theatre in St Charles, Illinois recently enlarged its auditorium one screen by 126 percent and now delivers images over 53-feet across in a wall-to-wall scope presentation. CineActive Solutions was hired to ensure the screen met DCI-specified light levels.
National CineMedia today named Katie Scherping chief financial officer effective August 11, 2016. Scherping will also serve as CFO of NCM LLC. With more than 30 years of finance, accounting and managerial experience, Scherping comes to NCM from Quiznos, where she had served as interim president and CEO since June. Previously, she had been a part of the Quiznos management team in the role of chief financial officer since December 2013.
New York Women in Film & Television and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers, has selected the screenwriters to participate in the second year of The Writers Lab. The program is the only lab in the world dedicated to providing script development for women writers over the age of 40, and is funded by Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep.
A new report says that nearly three-quarters of all visits to film & TV specific piracy sites in 2015 used web streaming as their method of consuming illegal content, highlighting a clear piracy audience trend change away from content ownership using P2P/Torrents or web downloads.
Barco has announced the departure of its chief financial officer, Carl Peeters, who has decided to pursue a new professional opportunity. Ann Desender, currently vice president finance & control will succeed Peeters as CFO for Barco. The change will become effective in September.