Posts Tagged ‘filmmaking’

Mayor mulling establishment of local film commission

by Associated Press Published: December 2,2013

Tags: butch brown, city government, city of Natchez, economic development, film, film commission, filmmaker, filmmaking, media, movie

NATCHEZ — Mayor Butch Brown says he is in the process of establishing a local film commission to recruit filmmakers to the Natchez area. Brown tells The Natchez Democrat the city has several residents who have connections to the film industry who could compose a local film commission that would be the “cream of the […] [...]

Replacement film crew draws criticism from union rep

by Associated Press Published: June 30,2013

Tags: film, film crew, filmmaker, filmmaking, labor, motion picture, movie, union

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A union representative says the production of “Artists Die Best in Black” will replace the crew filming in south Mississippi because they may seek union representation. The Sun Herald reports that shooting, which began in mid-June, is set to run about five weeks. Scott Harbinson is with the International Alliance of Theatrical […] [...]

House committee passes bill aimed at improving filmmaking incentives

JACKSON — Mississippi legislators are hoping to raise the caps on the state’s rebate incentives for film production. A bill that would make the change passed the House Ways and Means Committee yesterday and moved to the full House for consideration. The state’s current film incentives apply to feature films, narrative and documentary shorts, commercials […] [...]

‘The Help’ surpasses $100M at domestic box office

by MBJ Staff Published: September 1,2011

Tags: entertainment, filmmaking, films, movies, sales

According to DreamWorks Pictures, the film “The Help” has surpassed the $100-million mark at the domestic box office. The film’s director, Tate Taylor, said, “We never imagined this film, which began its journey inspired by the enthusiasm of a small group of Mississippi friends, would ever even get made. Now to have it seen and […] [...]

Judge tosses lawsuit against ‘The Help’ author

by Associated Press Published: August 17,2011

Tags: books, courts, filmmaking, films, lawsuit, movies

JACKSON — Did Kathryn Stockett use her brother’s African American maid as the basis for a character in the bestselling novel-turned-movie “The Help?” For now, that question may go unanswered, by a court anyway. A Mississippi judge threw out a lawsuit yesterday in which Ablene Cooper alleged Stockett used her likeness without permission in a […] [...]

Officials debate economic impact of ‘The Help’

by Associated Press Published: August 15,2011

Tags: convention and visitors bureaus, economic impact, film, filmmaking, lodging, movies, restaurants, retail, tourism

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood-Leflore-Carroll Industrial Foundation estimates that the filming of the hit movie “The Help” was a big help to the Greenwood area economy. Bill Crump, the foundation’s chairman, said the film’s production in Greenwood last summer brought $13 million into the community. Crump told The Greenwood Commonwealth that evidence of the economic effect […] [...]

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