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Watch the 2015 Golden Globe Nominations!

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Marshfield anticipates Disney’s ‘The Finest Hours’ after shoot

Two years ago, Sandy Young watched as filming for the Steve Carell flick “The Way, Way Back” came to Green Harbor.

Last Wednesday, Young watched as her town was yet again transformed into a movie set, this time for Walt Disney Studios’ “The Finest Hours.”
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Boston International Kids Film Festival & EF Educational Tours Film Contest

The Boston International Kids Film Festival is delighted to partner with EF Educational Tours in offering a terrific new opportunity for a team of two high school filmmakers! Together they will travel all expenses paid to Costa Rica in March 2015, to attend the EF Educational Tours’ Global Student Leaders Summit. Continue reading

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Disney’s ‘The Finest Hours’ filmed in Cohasset

Disney was in town to film scenes from the upcoming movie, “The Finest Hours,” shooting at the Cohasset Historical Society’s Pratt Building and along Jerusalem Road. With artificial snow and vintage cars, parts of town were temporarily transformed to look like a snowy Cape Cod town in the 1950s. Continue reading

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Disney comes to Marshfield for ‘The Finest Hours’ shoot

The light rain that fell over the Brant Rock esplanade Wednesday night wasn’t enough to keep away spectators as Walt Disney Studios’ “The Finest Hours” shifted production from the Ocean Street seawall to The Latest Scoop.

Anne Bowen and her daughter, Maddie, were among the dozen people gathered outside the Venus II Restaurant and Sports Bar around 6:30 p.m., watching as crews filmed a car scene on the street. Continue reading

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Disney, crew get Marshfield ready for ‘The Finest Hours’ shoot

Come Wednesday, the front window of Shore Things, Betsy Howley’s Brant Rock gift shop, will look more like that of an old appliance shop. Continue reading

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Pendleton rescue vehicles reunite 62 years later

In the teeth of a nor’easter in 1952, Orleans Police Chief Jack Higgins got a call from Chatham for assistance with a boat rescue, hopped into the department’s only car and sped out of town. Continue reading

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How local businesses have profited from the filming industry

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From doughnuts to dry cleaners, businesses across the region are counting new revenue from the state’s growing movie industry. (Part 2) Continue reading

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Suburban businesses cash in when Hollywood comes to town

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From doughnuts to dry cleaners, businesses across the region are counting new revenue from the state’s growing movie industry. Continue reading

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On the Set of Gus Van Sant’s Film “The Sea of Trees”

Brian and Joe Girard of Worcester, Mass. spent their summer working on Gus Van Sant’s film “The Sea of Trees,” starring Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts and Ken Watanabe.

“Gus Van Sant is one of my favorite directors of all time. And I’m thinking if Gus Van Sant is coming in, I don’t care what I’m doing, I am not leaving this town. I am working on this movie,” said Brian Girard.

‘The Sea of Trees,’ scheduled for release in 2015, is a film about a suicidal American man, Arthur Brennan, getting lost in a dense forest at the base of Mt. Fuji. In the forest, Brennan (played by McConaughey) encounters Takumi Nakamura (played by Watanabe), a Japanese man who is also lost, and together they search for a way out. Continue reading

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Elizabeth Strout’s Acclaimed Novel ‘Olive Kitteridge’ Comes To HBO

This Sunday, Olive Kitteridge, a four-part mini-series, will debut on HBO.
It tells the story of a middle-aged school teacher in a coastal community in Maine. Continue reading

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The Top Locations Worldwide

There are currently 42 U.S. jurisdictions and 31 foreign jurisdictions offering strong film/TV incentives, but the most attractive perks involve consistent laws, processing, funding, infrastructure and favorable exchange rates. To explore the best offerings worldwide, P3 Update aliened with the Entertainment Partners division EP Financial Solutions, which provides production finance/incentive advice and services to film, TV, commercial and new media producers around the world. The alphabetical lists below explores the U.S. and international jurisdictions offering the most lucrative and reliable incentives along with a jaw-dropping buffet of cinematic scenery. Continue reading

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Greenfield sneak preview of ‘The Judge’ draws cheers

The first cheers at a Wednesday night sneak preview of “The Judge” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall were not for the film’s stars, but for a spectacular aerial view of nearby Shelburne Falls. Continue reading

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‘The Judge’ hits home with audience

Franklin County went to the movies Wednesday night to see what so many people had only seen in bits and pieces last summer — “The Judge,” starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, and, of course, Shelburne Falls.
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‘The Judge’ director David Dobkin on love affair with Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, is a thousand miles away from southwestern Indiana, but its beauty and charm made it a shoe-in for the filming locale of “The Judge,” said director David Dobkin. Continue reading

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“The Judge” Premieres in Greenfield, Just Days Before National Opening

Hundreds gathered to the Greenfield Garden Cinemas Wednesday night to be part of “The Judge” premiere, which was shot partially in Western Massachusetts. Continue reading

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Lisa Strout honored by Association of Film Commissioners International

Massachusetts Film Commissioner Lisa Strout was honored with the Arthur M. Loew Jr. Crystal Vision Award at the Association of Film Commissioners International annual Cineposium. Continue reading

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‘The Judge’ spotlight shines on local extras, Massachusetts locales

More than a year after filming concluded, folks in Shelburne Falls, Dedham and other Massachusetts towns will finally see how much of their communities – and possibly themselves – made it into “The Judge”.
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Movie based on daring Coast Guard rescue starts filming in Quincy

A warehouse in the shipyard has been converted into a makeshift movie studio for filming of Disney’s “The Finest Hours,” which is based on the real-life rescue mission that occurred off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. Continue reading

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Olive Kitteridge Teaser Trailer ~ Airs Nov. 2 & 3 on HBO!

Made in Massachusetts Olive Kitteridge debuts November 2nd and 3rd on HBO. Here’s a teaser trailer! Continue reading

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