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The Callow Way – On Tax and Fraud in Film

This week, Neil Calloway looks at cases of the misuse of tax incentives in film…

The tax incentives offered by various countries, and some Us states, to film and TV production companies have been a good thing. Maybe not in if you live in Los Angeles, which has seen a decline in projects being shot there in the past few years, but it means films are as likely to be shot in London or Hungary as Hollywood and your favourite TV show is probably now shot in Baltimore or Louisiana rather than a sound stage in California.

However, these tax incentives have not always been used to invest in films for the right reasons. Last week, members of one British film investment scheme were reported to be ready to settle a legal battle, paying the UK tax man a massive £1.5 billion, enough to pay for the next few instalments Star Wars or Marvel movies,
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Tim Doyle was asked by Matt Dye of Blunt Graffix to create a poster for the Bijou Metro’s screening of Robocop!

From Doyle- “Robocop is by far one of the most influential films in my little life. I saw it in the theater in 1987 when I was merely 10 years old, and it completely rewired my brain in new and dark ways. And I thank Paul Verhoven for it every single day of my life. Listening to Verhoven’s commentary, he pointed out that for him- Robocop is a Jesus allegory, calling it ‘The American Jesus.’ And in keeping with great American traditions, this Titanium Jesus raises from the grave not for forgiveness, but for revenge. It’s a bloody mess, and brilliant social satire that has yet to be eclipsed in my opinion. The design is obviously lifted from Dali’s Crucifixion Hypercubus- my favorite film meets my favorite Crucifixion depiction.
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London Film Memorabilia Convention Hammer & Horror Film Day- London, 9 November

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Hammer and Horror Film Day!

Saturday November the 9th ( 10am – 5pm )

Central Hall Westminster.

Storey’s Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9Nh

UK’s longest running film fair and convention.

Now in it’s 40th year!

The Convention presents dealers from all over the UK, Europe, Us ,

Canada and South America.

Specialising in rare original film memorabilia and collectables.

Taking place six times a year these are truly unique events for anyone with an interest in films!

With actors and director’s signings, illustrated talks, retrospectives and film screenings taking place through out the day.

Items covering the history of cinema can be found. From the silents to the present.

From rare items of the 1920’s to new releases and the latest heart throb.

Among the many different field of cinema covered at the show is – Classic Hollywood, horror films, sci-fi, the best of British and European cinema as we as cult tv!
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Slideshow: Exclusive Portraits of Daryl Hannah from Health Freedom Expo

Previous | Image 1 of 3 | NextDaryl Hannah at the Health Freedom Expo on June 7th, 2013

Chicago – Daryl Hannah is a passionate activist. The actress and environmentalist is spreading the word regarding the dangers of the Keystone Pipeline, among other hot topics at the recent Health Freedom Expo in Chicagoland. She also has a new movie in limited release opening on July 12th entitled “The Hot Flashes.”

The actress was born in Chicago, attending the local Francis W. Parker School. She made her 1978 film debut in the Brian De Palma horror movie, “The Fury,” which was filmed in Chicago. After appearing in the classic sci-fi movie, “Blade Runner” (1982), she took off as a mermaid-out-of-water in “Splash” (1984). That began a procession of hit movies throughout the 1980s and ‘90s including “Roxanne” (1987), Wall Street (1987), “Steel Magnolias” (1989) and “The Little Rascals” (1994). Most recently, she’s appeared in the British horror film, “Eldorado” (2012), and is featured in the 2013 film “The Hot Flashes,
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UK producer guilty of £1.5m fraud

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UK producer guilty of £1.5m fraud
Producer of feature starring Hollywood and UK talent guilty of £1.5m ($2.3m) fraud.

The producer and director of horror-musical Eldorado, starring former Dr Who Sylvester McCoy, Darryl Hannah, David Carradine and the voice of Peter O’Toole, has been found guilty of a £1.5m Vat fraud.

As reported by This is Cornwall, Southwark Crown Court heard on Tuesday how Richard Driscoll, who ran a studio in Redruth, Cornwall, falsified invoices for the costs of making Eldorado and two other films (Watchmen Hellgate and Back2Hell) in order to reclaim Vat and set up a number of associated companies that were used to commit the offences.

The claims for repayment of £1.5 million Vat was based on production costs of more than £9m ($14m) but investigators found that the costs were actually less than £1m ($1.6m).

Bogus invoices were sent to support the false repayment claims. Other invoices were genuine but had their values inflated.

La-based sales outfit
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Another Film Fund fraudster faces jail

Cornish businessman Richard Driscoll is facing a possible prison sentence after being convicted of tax evasion related to the Film Tax Credit Fund. The 54-year-old was found to have claimed false Vat rebates after lying about the cost of three projects which included Eldorado, starring Daryl Hannah and narrated by Peter O'Toole.

The final film to star David Carradine, who was found dead in a Thai hotel room shortly after his scenes were shot, Eldorado also features Michael Madsen, Brigitte Nielsen, Jeff Fahey, Steve Guttenberg and former Doctor Who Sylvester McCoy. It's roughly based on an Edgar Allen Poe poem but also features a Blues Brothers tribute band, a strip club owner's wife on the run and a town full of cannibals. It was due to be released in 2012 but sales company Fantastic Films International reports that it never received it.

Driscoll, who also starred in the film himself, claimed.
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Madsen To Star In 29 Films

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Madsen To Star In 29 Films
Actor Michael Madsen is working extra hard to solve his money worries - he's set to release a staggering 29 movies this year.

The Reservoir Dogs star is listed as having a role in almost 30 films due to hit screens in 2011, including Black Gold, Loosies, Eldorado, 513, Garbage, Men Don't Lie, Road Raiders, and The Story of Bonnie and Clyde.

In many of the movies, Madsen takes the lead role.

And the huge haul is good news for the actor's finances - he's been hit with a string of cash woes in recent years, filing for bankruptcy in 2009 and reportedly owing thousands of dollars in personal loans from Hollywood pals.

Watch This: 'Eldorado' Trailer

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Now let me just say that I have looked everywhere. iMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Wikipedia... and they all seem to confirm that this is a real movie with a real release plan and a real budget. After watching the, er, trailer below... I'm still not so sure, and I don't think you will be either. The film boasts stars Peter O'Toole, Daryl Hannah, Brigitte Neilsen, David Carradine, and Jeff Fahey, and it's a comedy/horror/musical. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Watch the trailer for Eldorado and comment below... Oh, it's also going to be in 3D. Get ready.

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Your Call: Is This The Best or Worst Trailer of 2011 So Far?

Filed under: Video, Cinematical

If someone told you about the existence of a British musical shot in 3D starring Michael Madsen, Steve Guttenberg, Daryl Hannah, Jeff Fahey, Brigitte Nielsen and the late, great David Carradine, you would have every right in the world to call them a liar. Surely no such thing exists -- if there is a God, he wouldn't allow such things to happen.

Well, seeing truly is believing: After the jump we've provided a trailer for your viewing, er, pleasure, proving that 'Eldorado' is a real movie and not a fever-induced nightmare that was born in the midst of a painful, troubled sleep.

Strippers. Neo-Nazis wrestling. Bloody deaths by chainsaw. Car chases. Kung-fu battles in caves. Two lead characters called "The Jews brothers." Wild West hillbillies. Crooked cops. Jeff Fahey prancing about while singing in an accent that sounds vaguely Italian. Menacing bikers. An evil clown puppet.
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Your Call: Is This The Best or Worst Trailer of 2011 So Far?

Your Call: Is This The Best or Worst Trailer of 2011 So Far?
Filed under: Video, Cinematical

If someone told you about the existence of a British musical shot in 3D starring Michael Madsen, Steve Guttenberg, Daryl Hannah, Jeff Fahey, Brigitte Nielsen and the late, great David Carradine, you would have every right in the world to call them a liar. Surely no such thing exists -- if there is a God, he wouldn't allow such things to happen.

Well, seeing truly is believing: After the jump we've provided a trailer for your viewing, er, pleasure, proving that 'Eldorado' is a real movie and not a fever-induced nightmare that was born in the midst of a painful, troubled sleep.

Strippers. Neo-Nazis wrestling. Bloody deaths by chainsaw. Car chases. Kung-fu battles in caves. Two lead characters called "The Jews brothers." Wild West hillbillies. Crooked cops. Jeff Fahey prancing about while singing in an accent that sounds vaguely Italian. Menacing bikers. An evil clown puppet.
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Page 2: Toy Story, Harvey Pekar, Tron, Michel Gondry, Red State, Damon Lindelof, Goonies, Scooby Doo, Star Trek and More

Page 2: Toy Story, Harvey Pekar, Tron, Michel Gondry, Red State, Damon Lindelof, Goonies, Scooby Doo, Star Trek and More
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 22 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might've missed that you think should go in /Film's Page 2 - email us [1]! [2] Buzz Lightyear enters the Tron Legacy grid. [heyuguys [3]] Marvel Comics' Strange Tales II features a four-page strip titled "Harvey Pekar Meets The Thing". That's right -- The Thing, from The Fantastic Four! The comic short was written by Harvey before his death. See the full piece on Nerdcore [4]. Artist Tom Whalen created this Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars piece. [strongstuff [5]] Michel Gondry explains to Movieline [6] how you get a good performance out of Jim Carrey: Because the
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Eldorado…in 3D! Wtf.

In what is being known as the UK’s first ever shot-in-3D movie, Eldorado 3D has the wackiest casting and genre status possibly ever. The stars? Daryl Hannah, Steve Guttenberg, Michael Madsen, Brigitte Nielsen, David Carradine, Jeff Fahey, and Bill Moseley. The genre? A live action 3D comedy/horror/musical/road movie. See? Wtf, indeed.

“After wrongly being sent to a Neo Nazi fund raiser instead of the stripper, Blues Brothers tribute band ‘The Jews Brothers’, Stan and Ollie get offered a gig in El Dorado to make amends for a gig gone sour.

At the very same time Jessica, a beautiful but despondent wife, is on the run with a million dollars from her cheating husband’s night club.

All roads lead to Eldorado, these lives intersect and at this point it means trouble. While these small lives revolve around each other a bigger power is controlling the
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Casting News: Horror Comedy Eldorado 3D

With Hammer and Aip Pictures returning to give us some new horror movies, we can't forget about the smaller production companies such as House of Fear, which has revealed a slate of new 3D horror flicks starting with Eldorado 3D starring ... well ... everyone.

According to Screen Daily Peter O'Toole has signed on as narrator on Fantastic Films' and House of Fear's 3D horror comedy Eldorado starring Daryl Hannah, David Carradine in his final performance, Michael Madsen, and Brigitte Nielsen. Check out the plot crunch, trailer, and artwork below.

Synopsis

"After wrongly being sent to a Neo Nazi fundraiser instead of the stripper, Blues Brothers tribute band 'The Jews Brothers', Stan and Ollie, get offered a gig in Eldorado to make amends for a gig gone sour.

At the very same time Jessica, a beautiful but despondent wife, is on the run with a million dollars from her cheating husband's night club.
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Eldorado - the First Horror Musical?

Fantastic Films seems to be on a roll in the horror genre as they are set to release Eldorado. A film that might be more of a parody than horror there are strippers, Neo-Nazi fundraisers, and a blues band known as The Jews Brothers. If that is not enough for you Eldorado will be shown in 3-D and show off the talents, for the last time, of David Carradine. Have a look at the hilarious synopsis below.

A synopsis for Eldorado right here:

"After wrongly being sent to a Neo Nazi fund raiser instead of the stripper, Blues Brothers tribute band 'The Jews Brothers', Stan and Ollie get offered a gig in El Dorado to make amends for a gig gone sour.

At the very same time Jessica a beautiful but despondent wife is on the run with a million dollars from her cheating husband's night club.

All roads lead to Eldorado,
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House of Fear Preps 3-D Wolfman , Eldorado

L.A.'s Fantastic Films International and the UK's House of Fear are forging ahead with a number of joint horror productions in 3-D. Two titles part of the multi-picture deal include titles such as Wolfman (in 3D) and a comic book fantasy film called Watchmen of Hellgate . But the one film that appears to be the farthest along is called Eldorado , which is described as a comedy, horror, musical, road movie directed by Richard Driscoll. Starring Daryl Hannah, David Carradine (in his last film), Michael Madsen, Steve Guttenberg, Brigitte Nielsen, Jeff Fahey, Patrick Bergin, Bill Moseley and Sylvester McCoy. Fantastic Films plans to introduce this feature to buyers at Afm in November where they will screen early footage in 3D. Synopsis: After wrongly being sent to a Neo Nazi...
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