Welcome, Studio 48! So Now What?

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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 to keep the website up-to-date. Not knowing what the announcement would specifically say — it […]

Transforming the AZ Film Industry, One Movie at a Time

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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 only aspect of the movie that has interested me so far. Call me selfish. My […]

MPAA commissions study on State Tax Incentives – Backstage Article

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Study Shows Benefits of State Tax Incentives for Film Productions By Daniel Lehman http://www.backstage.com/bso/content_display/news-and-features/e3i62e67c52e80884ce0dde7f652c715582 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 are beneficial to both state and local economies. The complete Ernst & Young study here. […]