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To my knowledge, the concept of Bootlegging and its affect on African-American cinema has not been explored in any substantive detail. In general, we all know that bootlegging severely diminishes the box-office of African-American films and it should be discouraged, but the bootlegging of African-American films continues vigorously today on the street corners, in hair & nail salons, barbershops, flea markets, factory parking lots and Chinese take-out lobbies of every city with a large African-American population. Bootlegging is an open secret, but it is not so much a radical tactic to “stick it to the man” as it is an informal (and illegal) business practice that fits neatly »
- Andre Seewood
Sometimes it feels like everyone is always talking about the same old movies – the “classics” have been established for years already, after all, and we all sit down to the same blockbusters week after week… it’s harder to break out and see those films that fall outside of those kinds of circles; great movies that are a little more elusive to find, that haven’t been bombarded with critical reviews telling you whether to watch them, that exist in a state of their own being. Stumbling upon these sorts of movies offers up a rare situation; the chance to form your own opinion.
Which is another way of directing the question… which little known movie do you love that very few other people have seen? A movie that you constantly refer back to as a favourite that most people have probably never heard of or are aware existed? »
Other high profile pics already greenlit by the revamped Trip tax rebate scheme include NBC’s mini-series “Rosemary’s Baby” and Bill Mechanic-produced “The Moon and the Sun.”
Cnc topper Frederique Bredin expects 2014 to be a record year in terms of international productions. “It’s still very early to tell, because decisions on location shooting are taken in a very short timeframe, and projects are kept confidential,” she explains. “But I can already tell you that 5 international productions, recently approved by the Trip scheme, will generate 100 days of filming in 2014, which is a very good start for the year.”
Since the scheme was introduced in 2009, more than 70 foreign productions from 14 countries have benefited from Trip.
In 2013 Trip-qualified foreign shoot spend in France exceeded $136.7 million – 7% of global French production spend.
A total spend of $497 million has been »
- Martin Dale
3 items from 2014
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