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Top Places to Film in 2013

pre_abudhabi_1At the end of each year P3 scouts the regions and production support centers that are the most committed to filming, so we can tally our list of the top ten places to film worldwide. This year’s challenge involved sorting a wide variety of global regions that offer filmmakers a host of amazing perks. Below is our final list of locations that we feel should be considered for film and television projects in 2013.

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Gov. Brown Signs California TV, Film Tax Credit Extension

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed legislation extending the state's $100 million tax-credit fund for two more years.

The measure allows California producers a 20 percent or 25 percent credit against income and sales and use taxes and is designed to help stem the production exodus that has plagued the state in recent years.

"The state of California took a big step forward today, thanks to Governor Brown and the legislature,” said Christopher Dodd, chairman and chief executive officer of the Motion Picture Association of America. “The two-year extension of the state’s production tax credit will keep California competitive for tens of thousands of production-related jobs. This is an important victory for California’s economy, our national economy, and the hardworking men and women who comprise the film and television industry.”

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Sohonet Powers Lantana Campus with Swift Connectivity

logo_medianetworkLantana, known for leasing creative office spaces, has joined forces with Sohonet, global connectivity and data management provoders, to create an infrastructure that supports the professional content creation community.

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Cosmopolitan Filmmaking in Abu Dhabi

web_pre_abudhabi_img_6209Film productions traveling to disparate parts of the world are now discovering that Abu Dhabi is a dream destination for storytelling. A unique T-shaped island in the Persian Gulf, Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second-largest city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the largest of the seven-member emirates. While many commercials and documentaries have shot in Abu Dhabi, the city recently welcomed two major Hollywood productions: the action drama The Kingdom (starring Jamie Foxx and directed by Peter Berg) and this summer’s blockbuster The Bourne Legacy (starring Jeremy Renner).

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The Rocky Mountain Region

rockymountainregion_openingshot_wyoming_du-ac-000105There are many reasons why filmmakers are drawn to the Rocky Mountain region, but, by far, the main attraction is its outstanding scenery. Set within a 3,000-mile stretch of towering peaks, the region’s stunning vistas provide a dynamic backdrop suitable for TV and film projects. And 2012 is proving to be a busy year for the states of Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah as they work hard to strengthen their incentive packages. These financial perks are vital for enabling creativity to flourish as productions continue to face economic challenges.
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