NEA Chairman Landesman announces Challenge America Fast-Track grants
NEA Chairman Landesman announces Challenge America Fast-Track grants.
The Top 10 Locations in the Universe
The list of this year’s top worldwide locations demonstrates just how big of a comeback the United States has made.
ICG Magazine’s Great Union Locations
The landscape has changed a bit since july 2010, when ICG Magazine last surveyed union friendly locations around the United States.
SoCA Film Festival Call for Submissions
The SoCA (South of CAnal Street) Winter Film Festival, set for February 17-19th, 2012, seeks to provide a channel for local filmmakers to gain exposure and showcase their talents through their work and bring more visual arts to Boston’s West End.
Lights, camera, Zombie
Halloween may have ended two weeks ago, but there were still costumed witches in Salem this week.
Douglas Trumbull To Receive The VES 2012 Georges Méliès Award
Visionary filmmaker, innovator and entrepreneur, Douglas Trumbull, has been selected by the VES Board of Directors as the recipient of the 2012 Georges Méliès Award. The award will be presented at the 10th Annual VES Awards, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on February 7, 2012.
PATRICK-MURRAY ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION OF UNIVERSAL PICTURES’ R.I.P.D.
The Patrick-Murray Administration’s Massachusetts Film Office (MFO) today announced that R.I.P.D., a supernatural action-adventure from Universal Pictures, will begin principal photography in Massachusetts this September and that production will occur entirely in the Commonwealth. Through early 2012, the project will create jobs and significant economic activity while boosting the state’s growing film industry.
SILVER CITY ON THE SILVER SCREEN
Don’t count Taunton’s Mayor Charles Crowley among those having second thoughts about the state’s film tax credit law.
“I saw the benefits,” Crowley said. “They absolutely help.”
Quincy collects $114,500 from filming of Kevin James movie
Columbia Pictures, which shot the feature film “Here Comes the Boom” in Quincy, paid the city $114,500 in rental fees for the buildings it used. The film, starring Kevin James, is expected to premiere next summer.
Reeling in the movies
Peabody is getting a dose of Hollywood this summer, with two big-budget films — “I Hate You, Dad,” starring Adam Sandler, and “Here Comes the Boom,” starring Kevin James — already passing through, and dropping thousands of dollars along the way.
FILM, TELEVISION INDUSTRY VETERAN SELECTED TO LEAD MASSACHUSETTS FILM OFFICE
The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) today announced that Lisa Strout, a veteran in the film and television industry and the former director of the film division in New Mexico’s Economic Development Department, will lead the Massachusetts Film Office (MFO) beginning June 15th.
‘Broken Silence’ begins shooting in Worcester
Worcester this week took on some of the glitter of Hollywood as Frenemy Films LLC began shooting “Broken Silence,” an independent feature about school bullying.
East Bridgewater High School to be used as location for Adam Sandler film
It seems there is a silver lining to having a rundown and outdated high school.
People in Hollywood looking for a realistic setting for a movie may come knocking.
Wahlberg makes his mark in Swampscott
Stars Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Joel McHale and Jessica Stroup were nowhere to be seen yesterday around noon at an ultra-modern beachfront home that is serving as the backdrop to the Hollywood movie “Ted.” The movie has been filming in the Boston area in recent days, and reports are the production will be in Swampscott until the end of the week. The film’s stars were expected to arrive in the evening.
Quincy residents turn out for a chance to appear in Kevin James movie
The casting call for Quincy locals to appear as extras in the new Kevin James movie “Here Comes the Boom” drew about 800 hopefuls ranging from government officials to the unemployed.
Boston Casting is hosting Open Casting Calls for the film “Here Comes the Boom”
Boston Casting is hosting open casting calls for “Here Comes the Boom” starring Kevin James.
MASSACHUSETTS APPLAUDS AWARD WINNING FILMS MADE IN THE COMMONWEALTH
“And the Oscar goes to….Massachusetts! On behalf of the Commonwealth, we congratulate the cast and crew of The Fighter and The Social Network on a combined five Academy Awards.
Fighter’ stars Melissa Leo, Christian Bale win supporting actor Oscars
Christian Bale won supporting actor for his role as the drug-addicted former boxer in “The Fighter.” ”What the hell am I doing here in the midst of you?” Bale said, referring to all the talent in the room. He singled out his co-stars, including Melissa Leo, who earlier had won for supporting actress for playing his mother in the film.
Massachusetts film industry ‘bouncing back’
Massachusetts’ generous film tax breaks lured Oscar contenders Christian Bale and Jesse Eisenberg to the state,
Movies filmed in Quincy
Kevin James is gearing up to begin filming “Here Comes the Boom,” scheduled for release in 2012. Filming will take place in and round Boston, including Quincy. We got curious as to what else as been filmed in Quincy. Scroll through this gallery to see what we found.