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‘Movie stars’ in Shelburne Falls

Hollywood visitors Kate Winslet, Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall are just a memory, but now you can easily find some local buildings where scenes from the movies “Labor Day” and “The Judge” were filmed. Continue reading

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Worcester to be on display at Cannes Film Festival with showing of ‘The Sea of Trees’

Viewers at the Cannes Film Festival will get a look at Worcester’s Clark University, Park Avenue and other city spots thanks to the locally filmed movie “The Sea of Trees” heading to compete there next month. Continue reading

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The Sea of Trees to Compete at Cannes Film Festival

Star-studded English-language dramas from Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, Denis Villeneuve, Justin Kurzel, Paolo Sorrentino and Matteo Garrone will vie for the Palme d’Or alongside new films by Valerie Donzelli, Jacques Audiard, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Jia Zhangke at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, which unveiled its official selection lineup on Thursday. Continue reading

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5 Film Sites for You to Explore

For those looking to see somewhere different during the next couple of weeks before the Academy Awards arrive or for those thinking ahead to warmer days in the summer, here are five spots where prominent made-in-Massachusetts films were shot and a look at what they have to offer. Continue reading

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Sundance 2015 Is Hot On New England Witches, Woods, And Comics

Every year just a few New England filmmakers secure a coveted debut at the Sundance Film Festival, which opened Jan. 21 and runs through Feb. 1 in Park City, Utah. Continue reading

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Massachusetts Links Some Oscar Nominees

Many of this year’s Academy Award nominated movies have diverse story lines, casts, settings and endings. But some have at least one attribute in common: a Massachusetts link. Continue reading

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Massachusetts Film Office Congratulates Academy Award Nominees

Massachusetts Film Office Congratulates Academy Award Nominees Continue reading

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Imagine Magazine honors local film and TV crowd

Boston’s Imagine Magazine honored movie and media types at Tuesday’s “Imaginnaire” Awards Gala. Continue reading

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2014 a banner year for TV and movies in Mass.

Whatever you think about using tax credits to entice Hollywood to make movies in the Hub, it seems to be working. At least it did in 2014. Continue reading

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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

A special effect:
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

A special effect:
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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