Posts Tagged ‘Office of Motion Picture and Television Development’

In Latest X-Men Film, Watch Magneto Destroy RFK Stadium

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, the latest installment of the uber-lucrative Marvel Comics franchise, RFK Stadium gets it. Really gets it, in fact, as DC Sports Bog pointed out earlier this week. As you can see in the clip embedded below, Magneto (Michael Fassbender) descends into the stadium and then—you know, using his mutant powers of magnetism—rips it [...]

Arts Roundup: College Radio Edition

Smithsonian begins cobbling together an agriculture archive. [WTOP]
D.C.'s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development revamps its website. [MPTD]
Duke Ellington students prepare to perform with Patti LaBelle. [WJLA]
American University's WVAU, University of Maryland's WMUC, George Washington University's WRGW, and Sixth & I Historic Synagogue team up to present a Deerhunter show at the synagogue April 22. [...]

GWU Students Win First-Ever Washington Best Film Competition

Released To Life, a short documentary about criminal rehabilitation, laid claim to being Washington's "Best Film" today—or at least, according to the city's Office of Motion Picture and Television Development and SnagFilms, a Ted Leonsis-owned joint.
Life was made by students at GWU's Institute for Documentary Filmmaking, who were on hand for an on-campus event today to [...]

What’s Next for Lincoln Theatre?

In a press conference inside the Lincoln Theatre this afternoon, Mayor Vince Gray and D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Executive Director Lionell Thomas elaborated—a little bit—on what the venue's future could look like once DCCAH officially takes over Jan. 1.
Gray says that $1 million will be committed to physical upgrades to the theater. [...]

Gray’s Latest Studio Pitch: The Statehood Show?

This post has been updated.
Earlier this year, Mayor Vince Gray, while in Los Angeles for a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, took a side trip to meet with several Hollywood production companies in hopes of enticing them to bring more film and television shoots to D.C. Since those July meetings, the Office of [...]

Hearing Runs Gamut on Film Office, but Popcorn Tax Is Still Unpopular

The D.C. Council's Committee on Small and Local Business Development yesterday held a top-to-bottom hearing on the operations and objectives of the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development. Although the panel's chairman, Vincent Orange, D-At Large, called the proceeding a "roundtable" two issues stuck out: the financial status of the film office's incentive program [...]

Popcorn Tax Not a Hit With Theaters

A new sales tax on concessions sold at movie theaters proposed yesterday by Mayor Vince Gray and the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development is the "first step" toward the construction of a multiplex east of the Anacostia River, the film office says.
Spokeswoman Leslie Green says that in the conversations her boss, Crystal Palmer, had with [...]

Gray Proposes Popcorn Tax Along With Major Overhaul to Film Incentive Program

Earlier this afternoon the Washington Business Journal reported that Mayor Vincent Gray is proposing a new vehicle to help finance the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development's longterm goal of enticing a movie theater chain to build a multiplex east of the Anacostia River. In legislation introduced in the D.C. Council by Chairman Kwame [...]

Veep Is Filming in the District Today

Veep, the upcoming HBO comedy series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is shooting in the District today and Saturday, the District's Film Office writes in a press release. The series filmed parts of its pilot in D.C. this March, but the production has been spending most of its time in Baltimore, thanks to a very generous package [...]

Gray’s Hollywood Junket Lands Grisham Series

Looks like Mayor Vincent Gray's trip to Hollywood in July is paying off. The Office of Motion Picture and Television Development announced yesterday that the cast and crew of The Firm, a serial adaptation of the John Grisham novel of the same name, are shooting in Washington today and tomorrow. The new show, which is [...]