California Film Commission selects 26 film & TV projects for tax credits

The California Film Commission (CFC) has selected 26 projects for $100 million tax credits that the state government will provide to boost the state's showbiz economy.

The 26 film and TV projects were selected from a record 497 submissions via a lottery held last month. The projects... read more

PokerStars to go public without launching an IPO

Amaya Gaming Group Inc.'s recently announced deal to buy online gaming giant PokerStars for nearly 5 billion dollars is being seen as a `reverse acquisition'.

Montreal-based Amaya Gaming has a market value of around $177 million, but it has agreed to acquire PokerStars, the biggest and... read more

Fox Television Studios’ ‘Graceland’ brings Southern California to Florida

South Floridians are often confused when a TV series set in their region, such as "CSI: Miami," is in fact filmed in California. The reverse is true for the USA Network's series "Graceland," which feature some federal law enforcement agencies living in beach house Graceland in Southern... read more

Assembly approves expanded & improved program for entertainment industry

California State Assembly approved the California Film & Television Job Retention & Promotion Act of 2014 by a unanimous vote of 71-0.

The new Act aims to retain film & television industry jobs by replacing the current measure that provides $100 million per year to the... read more


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