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'Jiu Jitsu' producer says film 'make-or-break' for Cyprus

Jun. 29, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A veteran Hollywood movie producer said Saturday that Cyprus' aspirations to become an international film destination hinge on whether authorities can deliver on a pledge to provide cash rebates and tax exemptions to filmmakers. Martin Barab said that his new, $27.5 million-film "Jiu...

New Mexico film industry up amid abortion fights elsewhere

Jun. 15, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives. A recent spike in film production in the state comes as Hollywood targets both Georgia and Louisiana over recently passed restrictive abortion...

NBCUniversal to build state-of-the-art studio in New Mexico

Jun. 14, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — NBCUniversal announced Friday it will build a state-of-the-art television and film studio in a warehouse district just north of downtown Albuquerque as it seeks to expand its footprint in one of the fastest growing film production hubs in the country. The media giant said it has...

Major Hollywood studios start to weigh in on heartbeat bill

May. 30, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix blinked first and now other major Hollywood studios say they may reevaluate filming in Georgia if the state's abortion law goes into effect. The state is known for its lucrative tax incentives for filming. WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Walt Disney...

Netflix will 'rethink' Georgia shoots if abortion law holds

May. 28, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Though major studios have so far remained quiet on Georgia's recently passed abortion law , Netflix on Tuesday said it will contest the legislation and "rethink our entire investment" in the state, should the law going into effect. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a...

Correction: Hollywood-Heartbeat Law story

May. 17, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 16 about the entertainment industry's reaction to Georgia's "heartbeat" law The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the leader of a grassroots group that has advocated against the policy. Her name is Krystal Redman, not Crystal Redman. A corrected...