Speaking Volumes: The Production Benefits and Challenges of Shooting on Virtual Stages

For Metropolis special effects artist Eugen Schüfftan, a model, a mirror and a sharp-edged tool were all the instruments required to create cinematic wonder in the 1920s. The mirror—placed at a 45-degree angle in front of the camera—reflected the image…  Read more

By Mar 16, 2023

State Hopping: The U.S. Film Tax Credit Landscape

A woman with long, wavy red hair sits in a forrest surrounded by tall trees and lush grass.King Coal, courtesy of Sundance Institute.

As the pandemic exited its first lockdowns and film production tentatively recommenced amid overall economic uncertainty, the fate of U.S. tax incentives for feature film and television appeared cloudy. Wrote James Cutchin in the Los Angeles Business Journal on August…  Read more

By Mar 16, 2023

Late Fees: New York State’s Film Tax Credit Delays

A woman with short brown hair and an elderly Black man stand side by side observing a model train display.Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman in A Good Person.

Increasing delays in receiving the New York State film tax credit are affecting profitability and even dissuading some from shooting in the state, say a number of independent producers. What has long been one of the most robust and dependable…  Read more

By Mar 16, 2023

Filmmakers Explore the Intersection of Arts and Social Justice at VCFA (Sponsored Post)

Visiting Filmmaker Damon Davis (VCFA Film '20) discusses the history of Black filmmaking during Residency (photo by Stephan Hard)

Students and alumnx of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Film have been honored by the Center for Arts + Social Justice (CASJ) with fellowships in support of their groundbreaking activism and award-winning work, which brings social issues…  Read more

By Mar 10, 2023

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