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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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John Travolta films ‘The Forger’ at MFA

In “Night at the Museum,” Ben Stiller’s character discovers that the exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History come magically to life after dark. So imagine our excitement when the producers of “The Forger,” the heist film now shooting at the Museum of Fine Arts, invited us to the set the other night. Continue reading

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Winter hits Main Street in Gloucester

Exactly one week after the end of the baseball season, snow littered the streets and sidewalks of a portion of Gloucester’s hilly commercial stretch, offering a precursor of New England things to come. Continue reading

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Labor Day Movie Official Trailer (In theaters January 2014)

LABOR DAY, was filmed in filmed in Acton, Belchertown, Mansfield, Medfield, Medway, Natick, and Shelburne, Massachusetts in 2012.

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Best TV & Film Tours Around the World

Huffington Post Jessica Spiegel for Viator Taking a vacation can be all about escape — and the same can be said about losing ourselves in the movies and TV shows we love. It’s only natural, then, for film and TV … Continue reading

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P3 Update Names Massachusetts a Top 10 Location Worldwide

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Movie business is thriving in Massachusetts

The future of Massachusetts’ television and film industry may lie in four very large rooms off a quiet wooded road in the former Army base at Devens.
The space is empty now, but it could one day host the next hit TV series or superhero action flick.
These rooms, which make up a $36 million complex called New England Studios, are the first large-scale soundstages built in Massachusetts, and the only ones for hundreds of miles around. Another production facility is slated to open in Worcester by the end of the year. These represent what promoters of the state’s film production industry say have been missing.
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Film studio donates $5K toward library fix

Arms Library’s Pratt Memorial Library Building has gotten a little closer to its goal this week, with a $5,000 donation from the Warner Bros. film studio. Continue reading

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2014 BLUECAT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION CALL FOR ENTRIES

The 2014 BlueCat Screenplay Competition is now accepting feature and short screenplay submissions. This year’s competition will award a Grand Prize of $15,000 for Best Feature Screenplay and $10,000 for Best Short Screenplay – the world’s largest cash prize for shorts! Continue reading

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