Last year, the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media got a big boost when lawmakers passed a bill to increase cash rebates to moviemakers who choose to film here -- an incentives package that came with $3 million in funding. And new film commissioner Donald Zuckerman made good use of the mon ... More >>
A Hallmark Channel television series about a young woman in 1910 who takes a teaching job in a rural coal-mining town could be shot in Colorado if the state legislature sets aside more money during the next fiscal year for the state's popular film incentives program.
Last week, the Colorado Economi ... More >>
Last year, lawmakers approved new film incentives to lure Hollywood back to Colorado after movie-makers had largely abandoned the state for cheaper locales. Seven months into the program, nearly $4 million in rebates and other perks have been approved. The lineup of movies that will say "Action!" in ... More >>
With a scribble of his ceremonial pen this morning, Governor John Hickenlooper set Colorado on a path not unlike that of the Iron Man himself, Robert Downey, Jr. No, our fair state isn't going to rehab. Instead, lawmakers, film-industry insiders and Colorado boosters hope that the beefed-up film inc ... More >>
Years before he won an Academy Award, filmmaker Daniel Junge was a barback at the Wynkoop Brewing Company -- and yesterday his former bosshosted a reception to celebrate not just Junge's recent Oscar win for best short documentary, Saving Face, but also Ryan Tedder's Grammy -- a real double whammy f ... More >>
Tom Massey. Local filmmaker Daniel Junge was a big winner last night, snagging an Oscar for his documentary, Saving Face. But before the crowd at the Denver Film Society's Oscar Night America party erupted in cheers, movie lovers gave a round of applause to Representative Tom Massey, who won ... More >>
A bill to increase Colorado's film incentives has won its first victory, passing the House Economic and Business Development Committee by a vote of nine to three. Though the victory celebration came up short when compared to the exhausted jubilation at the end of the best movie ever, Rocky, the two ... More >>
On a small stage on the steps of the Capitol this morning, surrounded by more than a hundred local film industry folks, House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino ticked off movies made in Colorado: City Slickers, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and one he called "the seminal piece of film work that r ... More >>
George Hickenlooper and friend.Yesterday, we told you about plans to dedicate the Starz Denver Film Festival to George Hickenlooper, a filmmaker who died in Denver on Saturday, only days prior to the fest premiere of his latest film, the Kevin Spacey vehicle Casino Jack. But another project n ... More >>
George Hickenlooper and friend.Saturday brought news about the shocking death of George Hickenlooper, Mayor John Hickenlooper's filmmaking cousin, who was in Denver to screen his latest flick, Casino Jack, as part of the Starz Denver Film Festival.
The show will go on, says festival director ... More >>