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The Judge Official Trailer ~ In theaters October 10!

Massachusetts made THE JUDGE was filmed in Ashfield, Attleborough, Belmont, Boston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Dedham, Milton, Plymouth, Shelburne Falls, Sunderland, and Worcester in 2013. IN THEATERS THIS OCTOBER

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First look at Robert Downey Jr. movie ‘The Judge,’ filmed in Massachusetts

The first glimpse of “The Judge” – shot partially in Shelburne Falls, Sunderland and other Bay State communities last year – has surfaced online at Entertainment Weekly.
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‘The Judge’: Robert Downey Jr. fights the law, and his father — FIRST LOOK

How do you defend someone who never defended you? That’s the heart of this thriller/family drama (out Oct. 10) starring Robert Downey Jr. as a Chicago defense attorney who returns to his small town to represent his hostile father (Robert Duvall) in a murder case.
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SHOOTING STARTS ON UNTITLED WHITEY BULGER FILM, STARRING JOHNNY DEPP AND JOEL EDGERTON

Principal photography is underway on the as-yet-untitled drama based on the book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob, about the infamous gangster Whitey Bulger. Continue reading

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Film, TV productions flocking to Massachusetts; tax credit is big draw

Desi Van Til describes her film “Tumbledown” as a love letter to her home state of Maine.
Van Til wrote the indie movie that stars Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall and is based on her life growing up in Farmington. She envisioned filming at some of the small rural town’s landmarks — the old Farmington Diner, the Boiler Room Tavern, her best friend’s lake house, and even Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers, where she once worked. Continue reading

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Worcester Film Scene Gets Boost from Local Talent

Production is currently underway for a new Worcester film which will blend a mix of both Hollywood celebrities and emerging local actors and actresses. Continue reading

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‘Top Chef’ Moves to Boston for 12th Season

Boston will be serving up a whole lot more than baked beans this year, as “Top Chef” is set to film its 12th season in the City upon a Hill this spring. Continue reading

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ONE DAY IN BOSTON Starts This Saturday April 26th!

On April 26th, 2014 hundreds of filmmakers, non-profit organizations, and inspired citizens will document stories and investigate 10 questions for the future of Boston as part of a city-wide, participatory media-creation event. The resulting media will be showcased in an interactive geo-tagged archive and a TV series on the future of the American city. In addition, local media partners will showcase the most powerful and inspiring videos created during the one-day filmmaking event. Continue reading

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Not just a cameo appearance

Devens is getting its first taste of Hollywood, with New England Studios gearing up for its film production debut since opening its doors late last year. Continue reading

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ECHO FILMS AND BRON STUDIOS BRING TUMBLEDOWN TO MASSACHUSETTS

The Massachusetts Film Office announces the filming of Tumbledown will begin principal photography in Massachusetts. Continue reading

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WOMEN IN FILM FOUNDATION 2014 FILM FINISHING FUND GRANTS

APPLICATIONS FOR THE WOMEN IN FILM FOUNDATION 2014 FILM FINISHING FUND GRANTS ARE OPEN FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Los Angeles, CA – Applications are now being accepted for the Women In Film Foundation’s 2014 Film Finishing Fund grants. The application period … Continue reading

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Five Travel Destinations From This Year’s Oscar Hits

Oscar nominated and Oscar winning actors, writers, directors, technicians, and other artists are riding high on waves of praise right now following the 86th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday. What is beyond the performances, costumes, and music, though? As they say in real estate: location, location, location. Continue reading

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American Hustle’ puts Boston back in Oscar spotlight

When the Academy Awards are handed out a week from Sunday, “American Hustle” has a shot at being only the second made-in-Boston flick to score the big one: Best Picture. Continue reading

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Joyce Maynard Teaches the Labor Day Stars How to Bake a Pie

In the summer of 2012, I traveled to a town in Massachusetts to teach actors Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet how to make a pie. I had my favorite wood-handled pastry blender and my mother’s rolling pin packed in my suitcase along with my lucky apron. Maybe I’d never star in a movie, but my pie would. Continue reading

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Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker in 2014

It’s MovieMaker’s 2014 edition of the Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker! We’re counting down through our Top 10 Big Cities, Top 5 Small Cities, and Top 5 Towns—releasing one location a day for the entire month of January. Continue reading

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AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE AFI AWARDS 2013 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2013 – 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding television programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.
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2014 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES

Newport Beach Film Festival 2014 – Call for Entries The 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 350 films from over 50 different countries, as well as premiere galas, an industry seminar series, spotlights, and question and answer sessions … Continue reading

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Lincoln is attracting more film-makers

Another feature film crew was shooting in Lincoln this week – did you notice Continue reading

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PANEL AT NEW ENGLAND STUDIOS TO DISCUSS MASSACHUSETTS FILM INDUSTRY

Experts in the movie business will discuss prospects for and activity in the Commonwealth and ways businesses and higher education institutions can connect with the growing industry. Continue reading

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Marblehead goes tropical for Hollywood film

By Jonathan Phelps The Salem News November 13, 2013 MARBLEHEAD — With the weather getting colder, Marblehead seems a million miles away from tropical Tahiti. But with a little Hollywood magic, no one will know the difference for an upcoming … Continue reading

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