Ryan Reynolds Is So Boss

Came across a blurb in The Ridgefield Press saying “All Good Things,” the movie I was briefly at war with, filmed earlier this month on Main Street in Ridgefield. Cool! “All Good Things” also filmed in New Milford and Waterbury. Gosling (I have “Lars and the Real Girl” sitting on my TV right now, but […]

Jessica Biel in Connecticut?

   (Note: It took 20 minutes to find a photo of Biel that wasn’t doctored by Internet pervs)  OK, after two posts in a row about tax credits (maybe that explains my negative 10 authority rating on Technorati), I’m going to throw out a good ol’ unsubstantiated rumor!  According to this random, sort of angry […]

Even more tax credit fodder

The Day of New London has a long story this morning about the tax break meant to lure production companies to film in Connecticut. From the story: (Note — links probably won’t work after two weeks because the paper, like most smaller papers, including The News-Times, doesn’t have a Permalink option. That drives me nuts) Enthusiasm, […]

More Tax Credit Fodder

Rhode Island just put a cap on the tax break it gives to movie production companies. Tourism folks there are worried the move will cause filmmakers to go to neighboring states, such as Connecticut. That’s according to an article in The Providence Journal. But Feinberg and Murphy dispute that the change will put an end […]

CT Colleges Offer Film Training

Wanna break into the film world? Connecticut just launched a Film Training Program, a course available at three universities in the state. Read Gov. Rell’s press release here. More information and the application available here.  Hurry up and apply, because the deadline is June 30! From the Guv’s press release: The training program curriculum is as […]

Non-Durst-Like Saga Filming Locally

<– Robert Durst  UPDATED UPDATE: 3:34 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 Amy, a publicist from “All Good Things,” sent me an e-mail Monday explaining the film’s plot. She said that the info posted below, which said the movie is based on the Robert Durst saga, is incorrect. She sent along a new plot summary which reads […]

Paul Newman has cancer

   Sad news for one of the last screen giants . . . NEW HAVEN (AP) — Paul Newman, the legendary actor and philanthropist, is battling cancer, his longtime neighbor and business partner said Wednesday. Newman, 83, has recently appeared gaunt in photos, and dropped plans to direct a play in his Connecticut hometown. Writer A.E. […]

Is the Film Tax Credit Working?

 Billy Weir over at the ol’ Hartford Courant has a story this morning about a study looking at the impact of Connecticut’s tax break for production companies. From the article: A state study of 13 film productions that qualified for Connecticut’s generous tax credits estimates that 78 percent of the money spent on filming stayed […]

Wes Craven in Kent (or New Milford?)

Brian Spears e-mailed me this morning with this little ditty posted on Dread Central. As we reported last month, Wes “A Nightmare on Elm Street” Craven and his crew have been in the area filming “25/8,” a new horror movie Craven is directing. I talked to a guy on the production while the movie was […]

Film Festival, Hartford

Hey, I stumbled across a call for entries for the first “International Black and Latino Film Festival” scheduled for July 16 -July 20 in Hartford. E-mail iblff2008@gmail.com for more info or visit the Web site here. The festival will honor the great Cicely Tyson, Anika Rose and . . . Benecio Del Toro, whose making his huge movie leading man […]