Category: Film Industry

Okanagan film industry continues to grow through pandemic

Even during the pandemic, the Okanagan continues to become a hotspot for film projects with bigger stars and films expected on the horizon according to the head of the Okanagan Film Commission.

Chair of the film commission, Jon Summerland, told the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) board at their Jan. 21 meeting that movie producers created around $48 million in economic impact in the region last year.

The non-profit film commission, funded in part by local regional governments, led the way in health and safety protocols while shooting in 2020, according to Summerland.

“One month into the pandemic, we were

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Film industry hopes dash as theatre move dropped | Hyderabad News

HYDERABAD: The hopes of the Telugu film industry which has sought permission to allow 100% occupancy in theatres will not materialise going by the latest order of the Union ministry of home affairs.
Tamil Nadu government which had given permission for 100% capacity in theatres received instructions from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) against doing so. Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla, in a letter (dated January 6, 2021) to Tamil Nadu chief secretary K Shanmugam, said the Covid-19 guidelines of the Centre cannot be diluted by the states.
The MHA, in its order on December 28, extended the guidelines
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Christopher Nolan, Steve McQueen, Ask U.K. Chancellor to Save Cinemas

More than 40 prominent U.K. film industry figures, including “Tenet” director Christopher Nolan and “Small Axe” filmmaker Steve McQueen, have written to U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak requesting further support for the beleaguered exhibition sector.

The letter in the Sunday Times, a follow up to the U.K. Cinema Association’s December 2020 ‘Keep the Magic Alive’ campaign, acknowledges the efforts of the U.K. government in helping cinemas stay afloat, but that these initiatives may not be enough.

The signatories also include “Maradona” director Asif Kapadia, “Slumdog Millionaire” filmmaker Danny Boyle, James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, and “Harry Potter” producer

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The Third Panel of the Fifth Sino-U.S. Cultural Industry Summit was “What kind of role does Chinese film play in the global film industry after the Pandemic?”

On December 28, 2020, the fifth Sino-U.S. Cultural Industry Summit was successfully held at MGM Cotai, Macau, China. Chinese and American film producers, directors, and scholars discussed the future of the Sino-U.S. film industry under this pandemic. This event was host by GTMG and Aollywood Producers Association and co-organized by Lotus TV, Macau Daily, and MGM. There were three panels: “The Future of the Global Film Industry under this Pandemic,” “The Future of China-U.S. Co-production Films under the Current Trade War,” and “What kind of role does Chinese film play in the global film industry after the Pandemic?”

This press

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