Lohud: Which films got tax breaks? Check the first national database

Lohud: Which films got tax breaks? Check the first national database . “How much in public tax breaks has gone to films and television shows across the nation? The USA Today Network in New York spent months canvassing all 34 states that have film-incentive programs, finding that they allocate $1.3 billion breaks to productions. Of the states with programs — and about 10 have dropped them in recent years because of concerns about their economic value — 29 states responded to our requests for how much each film and show received over the past five years.”

Vermont Biz: Joint project provides online database of Vermont films, Vermont PBS archive for community use

Vermont Biz: Joint project provides online database of Vermont films, Vermont PBS archive for community use. “Vermont PBS and the Vermont International Film Foundation (VTIFF) today announced the launch of a joint online database of Vermont films and TV programs past and present, the Vermont Archive Movie Project (VAMP) database. This searchable resource will allow students, historians, filmmakers and the public at large to tap into the state’s rich history on film.”

Daily Bruin: Alumnus’ site helps filmmakers of all creeds find shoot locations

New-to-me, from The Daily Bruin: Alumnus’ site helps filmmakers of all creeds find shoot locations. “Wrapal is an online platform that connects filmmakers searching for film locations with property owners willing to rent their properties to filmmakers. There are more than 1,300 residential, commercial and industrial properties in Los Angeles and about 215 properties in New York City listed on Wrapal, Tan said.”

Talking New Media: Sight & Sound unveils digital archive with Exact Editions

Talking New Media: Sight & Sound unveils digital archive with Exact Editions. “Published by the BFI since 1932 Sight & Sound has partnered with digital publishing experts Exact Editions to develop this comprehensive research tool for institutions, universities, schools and other organisations around the world. With the archive’s launch, film fanatics and academics anywhere will be able to study 85 years of back issues of the magazine, as well as its long-running sister publication Monthly Film Bulletin (1934-1991), at the click of a button.”

Film School Rejects: (Re)introducing The One Perfect Shot Database. Plus: A Video Database, Too!

Film School Rejects: (Re)introducing The One Perfect Shot Database. Plus: A Video Database, Too! . “You asked for it, we heard you, and now, after months of planning, months of prepping, weeks of formatting and years in the making, the one and only One Perfect Shot Database is here and it’s going to be bigger and better than you ever could have hoped for…. You can search by director, cinematographer, title, year of release, even the type of shot. Got a hankering for extreme close-ups? We got you. Want to see all the films Roger Deakins shot? We got you.”

Learn Storytelling from Pixar Via Free Course

Now you can learn about story telling from Pixar — for free!. “Pixar Animation Studios has launched the first of six free online lessons covering the art of storytelling, led by Pete Docter, Mark Andrews, and other filmmakers from the renowned Disney-owned studio. The new series is available for free through online-education platform Khan Academy.”