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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...

AMC to rethink Georgia filming if abortion law takes effect

Jun. 5, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The network behind a show that's become part of Georgia's pop-culture fiber says it will "reevaluate" its activity in the state if a new abortion law goes into effect. "The Walking Dead" is an economic powerhouse and brings streams of tourists to the Georgia towns where it has been filmed....

A diminished 'Godzilla' still bests 'Rocketman,' 'Ma'

Jun. 2, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest iteration of the Godzilla franchise took over the top spot from "Aladdin" and roared louder than Elton John at the weekend box office, but it still left a notably smaller footprint on North American theaters than its city-wrecking predecessors. "Godzilla: King of the Monsters,"...

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...

Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits

May. 23, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A tentative deal has been reached to settle multiple lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women. Attorneys involved in the negotiations told a federal bankruptcy court judge during a...

Netflix isn't absent at Cannes. It's everywhere.

May. 23, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — If you're going to earnestly shout "Vive le cinema!" the Cannes Film Festival is the place to do it. That's what Quentin Tarantino declared from atop Cannes' red-carpet stairs on his way into the premiere of "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," his affectionate ode to the movie...

Some Ohio legislators yell 'cut' to Hollywood tax deals

May. 22, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lights, camera, cut? Some of Hollywood's biggest hit movies and equally big bombs have something in common: They were shot in Ohio, taking advantage of a 10-year-old tax credit incentive program. Now some Ohio legislators want to dim the lights on a program aimed at luring filmmaking to...

In Cannes, making sure cinema isn't lost in translation

May. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — On one afternoon at the Cannes Film Festival last year, Massoumeh Lahidji could be seen on a rooftop terrace interpreting Farsi into English for the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, and an hour later sitting on a stage with Martin Scorsese translating the famously verbose filmmaker...