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Guys who remade 'Raiders' film look for investors

The Mississippi guys who made a shot-for-shot remake of Steven Spielberg’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark” as teenagers are now at the “just add money” stage for an original action-adventure film they want to make in the state. In 1982, at the age of 11, Gulfport resident Chris Strompolos called school acquaintance Eric Zala and hatched a plot to remake ...

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Film Summit offers tips for investors

More than 200 investors, producers, actors, crew members and tourism professionals attended the recent Mississippi Film Summit held at the Hinds Community College Rankin Campus to learn about funding film projects and building Mississippi’s film industry infrastructure. Since the Legislature’s approval of an enhanced Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive, the state has one of the best incentive programs in the country ...

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Short film made in Jackson

Mississippi filmmakers recently wrapped “Valentine’s Day,” a tragic love story filmed in several Jackson locations with a local cast and crew and a budget under $20,000. Executive producer Robbie Fisher said, “What we tried to do was make this a beautiful, locally produced film to show what we can do.” >>See complete story

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Short film made in Jackson

Mississippi filmmakers recently wrapped “Valentine’s Day,” a tragic love story filmed in several Jackson locations with a local cast and crew and a budget under $20,000. Executive producer Robbie Fisher said, “What we tried to do was make this a beautiful, locally produced film to show what we can do.” The short film will likely be 20 minutes long, and ...

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Swoope: State must be relentless

  MDA head says business has moved into state and more is coming   While not immune to the recession, business recruitment and retention in Mississippi has not slacked, and a slew of economic development projects are underway. “I think that certainly the national and global economy has a major economic impact on our state. We’re not immune to it, but ...

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