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Low Hanging Fruit From A Very Tall Tree

Half the battle is won. Through persistence and necessity, through compromise and trust, through the acquisition and allocation of generous seed funding, the Arizona Office of Film & Media has become a reality! Heading this, our new and improved state … Continue reading

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Welcome, Studio 48! So Now What?

Yesterday (Dec. 1st), I waited impatiently for the expected public announcement of the newly-formed Arizona Office of Film and Media, a.k.a. Studio 48. I was impatient because, one of my responsibilities on the Arizona Film & Media Coalition (AFMC) is … Continue reading

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Studio 48 Press Release 12.1.2016

The New Arizona Office of Film & Media! Studio 48 Press Release 12.1.16

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Transforming the AZ Film Industry, One Movie at a Time

Does anyone know if Transformers: The Last Knight wrapped production? I admit, I don’t. Michael Bay’s newest blockbuster, and second edition of the second Transformer trilogy (the Mark Wahlberg one) did spend a few weeks filming in Arizona, and honestly, that’s the … Continue reading

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A Changing of the Guard (2016 edition)

Thursday night’s Arizona Film & Media Coalition board meeting marked the end of our 2015-2016 cycle, and the start of our 2016-2017 cycle. This is the time when we assess the results of our efforts of the previous 12 months … Continue reading

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MPAA commissions study on State Tax Incentives – Backstage Article

Study Shows Benefits of State Tax Incentives for Film Productions By Daniel Lehman According to the results of an MPAA-commissioned study that was released by accounting firm Ernst & Young today, state tax incentive programs that encourage film production … Continue reading

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