Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones and Ben Affleck are set to star in “The Company Men,” an independently financed drama about the impact that a corporate downsizing has on both its casualties and survivors, starting April in Boston.
Bob Iger, CEO and President of the Walt Disney Company, is the keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Entertainment & Media Club at Harvard’s Business School on March 19, 2009.
Overall, ABC Studios has been among the most active in exploring its options outside of Gotham and Canada. Beantown is home to ABC Studios’ ABC hour “See Cate Run”.
Adam Sandler’s next movie, to be filmed this summer in Essex, has already brought smiles to the faces of residents. The movie will bring the town $150,000 in property use and parking fees. “It could not come at a better time for us,” said Finance Committee Chairman Jeff Soulard. Beyond the “financial boon to the town” said Bob Coviello, owner of Main Street Antiques and member of the Essex Merchant group, “there will be considerable spill-off to local businesses, restaurants and antique shops.”
While much of the economy is teetering between bust and bailout, the movie industry has been startled by a box-office surge that has little precedent in the modern era.
Details of the $422 million facility are becoming more concrete.
Film work has pumped hundreds of millions directly into the Massachusetts economy.
“We’re extremely well positioned for the next 3-4 years,” said Paleologos, explaining that if the ongoing labor dispute between the major studios and the Screen Actors Guild is settled by mid-March, anywhere from eight to 12 movies will likely be made in Massachusetts in 2009.
Parts of Taunton and North Dighton are being considered as location sites for a major cinematic production about the Civil War and the 16th president of the United States.
2009 Oscar Night Boston at the Langham Hotel to benefit the Ellie Fund on February 22nd.
Two Massachusetts productions, BRIDE WARS (#1 Comedy in America) and MALL COP (#1 Movie in America) catapult to the top of the national box-office.
Mass. Film Office honors Boston Mayor Tom Menino, former Film Office Director Mary Lou Crane, Walt Disney Pictures VP Mary Ann Hughes, Columbia Pictures VP Andy Given and the most film-friendly cities & towns of 2008.
State incentives to lure film production and jobs may be paying off.
The buzz in the Massachusetts movie biz is that yesterday’s ouster of Screen Actors Guild prez Doug Allen is good news for the locals.
There’s no shortage of Hollywood hopefuls in the Hub.
A sell-out crowd of 700 people dreaming of a Hollywood ending for their recession job search yesterday got a close-up with film industry professionals hoping to create 3,000 to 5,000 jobs in the Bay State in the coming years.
Media Services’ investment in Massachusetts through this acquisition is another vote of confidence in the future of our state as the New England center for film, television and digital media production.
The parties looking to build movie and television production studios on the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station have signed a deal they say clears the way for construction to begin in August.
If you have seen the Hollywood movie crews shooting around Boston and want to get in on the action, the Massachusetts Film Office will host a Jan. 24 career fair to explain just what it takes.
The Producers Guild of America has formed a two-year strategic relationship with Massachusetts-based Plymouth Rock Studios.