Viewers at the Cannes Film Festival will get a look at Worcester’s Clark University, Park Avenue and other city spots thanks to the locally filmed movie “The Sea of Trees” heading to compete there next month.
Star-studded English-language dramas from Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, Denis Villeneuve, Justin Kurzel, Paolo Sorrentino and Matteo Garrone will vie for the Palme d’Or alongside new films by Valerie Donzelli, Jacques Audiard, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Jia Zhangke at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, which unveiled its official selection lineup on Thursday.
For those looking to see somewhere different during the next couple of weeks before the Academy Awards arrive or for those thinking ahead to warmer days in the summer, here are five spots where prominent made-in-Massachusetts films were shot and a look at what they have to offer.
Every year just a few New England filmmakers secure a coveted debut at the Sundance Film Festival, which opened Jan. 21 and runs through Feb. 1 in Park City, Utah.
Many of this year’s Academy Award nominated movies have diverse story lines, casts, settings and endings. But some have at least one attribute in common: a Massachusetts link.
Massachusetts Film Office Congratulates Academy Award Nominees
Boston’s Imagine Magazine honored movie and media types at Tuesday’s “Imaginnaire” Awards Gala.
Whatever you think about using tax credits to entice Hollywood to make movies in the Hub, it seems to be working. At least it did in 2014.
Two years ago, Sandy Young watched as filming for the Steve Carell flick “The Way, Way Back” came to Green Harbor.
Last Wednesday, Young watched as her town was yet again transformed into a movie set, this time for Walt Disney Studios’ “The Finest Hours.”
The Boston International Kids Film Festival is delighted to partner with EF Educational Tours in offering a terrific new opportunity for a team of two high school filmmakers! Together they will travel all expenses paid to Costa Rica in March 2015, to attend the EF Educational Tours’ Global Student Leaders Summit.
Disney was in town to film scenes from the upcoming movie, “The Finest Hours,” shooting at the Cohasset Historical Society’s Pratt Building and along Jerusalem Road. With artificial snow and vintage cars, parts of town were temporarily transformed to look like a snowy Cape Cod town in the 1950s.
The light rain that fell over the Brant Rock esplanade Wednesday night wasn’t enough to keep away spectators as Walt Disney Studios’ “The Finest Hours” shifted production from the Ocean Street seawall to The Latest Scoop.
Anne Bowen and her daughter, Maddie, were among the dozen people gathered outside the Venus II Restaurant and Sports Bar around 6:30 p.m., watching as crews filmed a car scene on the street.
Come Wednesday, the front window of Shore Things, Betsy Howley’s Brant Rock gift shop, will look more like that of an old appliance shop.
In the teeth of a nor’easter in 1952, Orleans Police Chief Jack Higgins got a call from Chatham for assistance with a boat rescue, hopped into the department’s only car and sped out of town.
A special effect:
From doughnuts to dry cleaners, businesses across the region are counting new revenue from the state’s growing movie industry. (Part 2)
A special effect:
From doughnuts to dry cleaners, businesses across the region are counting new revenue from the state’s growing movie industry.
Brian and Joe Girard of Worcester, Mass. spent their summer working on Gus Van Sant’s film “The Sea of Trees,” starring Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts and Ken Watanabe.
“Gus Van Sant is one of my favorite directors of all time. And I’m thinking if Gus Van Sant is coming in, I don’t care what I’m doing, I am not leaving this town. I am working on this movie,” said Brian Girard.
‘The Sea of Trees,’ scheduled for release in 2015, is a film about a suicidal American man, Arthur Brennan, getting lost in a dense forest at the base of Mt. Fuji. In the forest, Brennan (played by McConaughey) encounters Takumi Nakamura (played by Watanabe), a Japanese man who is also lost, and together they search for a way out.
This Sunday, Olive Kitteridge, a four-part mini-series, will debut on HBO.
It tells the story of a middle-aged school teacher in a coastal community in Maine.
There are currently 42 U.S. jurisdictions and 31 foreign jurisdictions offering strong film/TV incentives, but the most attractive perks involve consistent laws, processing, funding, infrastructure and favorable exchange rates. To explore the best offerings worldwide, P3 Update aliened with the Entertainment Partners division EP Financial Solutions, which provides production finance/incentive advice and services to film, TV, commercial and new media producers around the world. The alphabetical lists below explores the U.S. and international jurisdictions offering the most lucrative and reliable incentives along with a jaw-dropping buffet of cinematic scenery.
The first cheers at a Wednesday night sneak preview of “The Judge” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall were not for the film’s stars, but for a spectacular aerial view of nearby Shelburne Falls.