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  • A blistering analysis of California's Hollywood tax giveaway

    One thing Hollywood has been very good at over the last few years is extracting tax incentives from states to move production around the country. But another thing has always been clear about these incentives: They don't pay for themselves. In state...
  • House of tax incentives [Editorial]

    House of tax incentives  [Editorial]
    From afar, the recent dramatics involving "House of Cards" and the size of the film tax credit it receives from Maryland have offered intrigue worthy of a Hollywood-produced political thriller like, oh, "House of Cards." The producers threatened to leave,...
  • Tax breaks for 'House of Cards' fall short

    Tax breaks for 'House of Cards' fall short
    The breakdown in Annapolis over boosting incentives for films and television series shot in Maryland has left the state without enough money to give Netflix's "House of Cards" what it was seeking to produce its next season here, officials acknowledged...
  • Arts funding diverted to help keep film industry in Maryland

    Arts funding diverted to help keep film industry in Maryland
    Netflix's Capitol Hill drama "House of Cards" may receive millions more in tax credits to continue filming in Maryland, now that the General Assembly has agreed to make more funding available. But the local arts community may not like the politics. To...
  • BFI Leads U.K. Delegation to Beijing Festival

    HONG KONG - The U.K. will this week lead its first major film trade delegation to China to take part in the Beijing Film Festival, which kicks off Wednesday. The trade delegation is organized by the British Film Institute (BFI) BFI in partnership with...
  • Brent Lang Joins Variety as New York-Based Senior Film and Media Reporter

    Entertainment journalist Brent Lang has joined Variety as a Senior Film and Media Reporter in New York. He will cover all aspects of the movie business as well as other media, breaking news stories and writing features for Variety.com and the weekly...
  • Summer Films Must Win Back Apathetic Young Ticketbuyers

    This is the moment of truth for two sectors of the movie business that are at opposite ends of the spectrum -- opposite in terms of commerce and culture. For the Hollywood studios, it's launch time (and prayer time) for summer blockbusters, the wakeup...
  • Paramount, China Film Group Corp. to Produce 3D 'Marco Polo'

    BEIJING -- China Film Group Corp. and Paramount Pictures have struck a deal to produce the 3D sci-fi action film "Marco Polo." The companies signed the deal Friday at the Beijing International Film Festival with a traditional hand-printing ceremony....
  • Legislators find ways and means to attend Spacey event

    Legislators find ways and means to attend Spacey event
    Dozens of star-struck lawmakers flocked to an Annapolis wine bar Friday evening to meet Kevin Spacey, star of the Netflix series “House of Cards,” and to hear a pitch for  a generous tax credit that would keep its production in Maryland....
  • Hong Kong Biz Finds Success With Mainland Ties

    Stories about the death of the Hong Kong film industry are premature. Sure, the mainland China biz is grabbing all the headlines, and while Hong Kong's annual film production has dropped from more than 300 movies 25 years ago to less than 50 in 2013, the...
  • China Expected to Confirm Second Theatrical Distribution License (EXCLUSIVE)

    A seismic shift is set to hit the Chinese film distribution sector within the coming weeks. The Chinese government is expected to confirm the allocation of a second theatrical distribution license. That would break the monopoly currently held by China...