This year’s “Produced By Conference” from June 3rd to 5th at Walt Disney Studios is finally helping filmmakers: for the first time it will provide access to more than 300 film commissions from 6 continents and 40 countries who have real funds and tax incentives to get projects made. No other conferenc has ever collected $2 billion in available development funds and incentives. It’s the ultimate Hollywood hook-up. You need the Alamo in your film? San Antonio Film Commission can get it for you. In Sweden it takes literally one phone call to close a street. In Scotland you can shoot there without permits. Other countries repped include Panama, Fiji, Morocco, Kenya, Iceland, Namibia, Abu Dhabi, Japan (critical for them to get business back there), Serbia, Czech Republic, Uruguay, and of course numerous cities in the U.S. This year’s ‘Produced By’ Conference is organized with The Association of Film Commissioners International, the non-profit and official professional organization for film commissioners who assist film, television and video production throughout the world. Meanwhile, this year’s panels topics include New distribution models, VOD, global finance options, micro-budget features, digital cameras, etc. Here’s the intel:
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