New study looks at the tourism, economic impact of Hollywood South

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The success of the Louisiana film industry cannot be argued. Its impact, however, may be up for debate. A state sponsored economic impact study said that in 2013 the film industry brought in around $1.2 billion in sales and generated more than 13,000...
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Drone Exemptions for Hollywood Pave the Way for Widespread Use

LOS ANGELES — The commercial use of drones in American skies took a leap forward on Thursday with the help of Hollywood. The Federal Aviation Administration, responding to applications from seven filmmaking companies and pressure from the Motion Picture Association of America,...
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MPAA Chief Chris Dodd to Attend Morelia Film Fest

Hollywood’s top lobbyist is set to make his first appearance at the prestigious Mexican event Chris Dodd will make his first-ever appearance at the upcoming Morelia International Film Festival, one of Mexico’s most prestigious film showcases. Dodd presented the...
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Hollywood boosts film, TV spending in Georgia

The film and television industry boosted its direct production spending in Georgia by 50 percent in the past fiscal year, topping $1 billion for the first time, state officials said Tuesday. The movie and television industry shot 158 projects in Georgia, including high-profile...
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