Film and Movies

The cable TV series “TURN” will be back in Virginia for another season.  Producers of the historic drama about spies during the American Revolution will get about $6 million in tax dollars from the state.

In Richmond, debate continues over the wisdom of giving incentives to makers of films and TV shows.

Critics say taxpayers should not be bankrolling Hollywood, but Andy Edmund, who heads the film office, disagrees.

MacBeth in Richmond

Mar 2, 2015

Virginia is known as the state for lovers, the location of many historic sites and a national park.  This year, it adds another credit - the place where a new and edgy version of MacBeth is played out on film. 

Angus McFadyen is a Scottish actor and a cast member for TURN, the AMC series about American Revolutionary spies.  That brought him and his ambition to Richmond.

Two movies about people searching for love open this Valentines Day weekend.   Fifty Shades of Gray features the torture that is both real and metaphorical when it comes to some relationships.  And a low budget ‘Indy’ film, called, Old Fashioned is marketing itself as the ‘ antidote’ to Fifty Shades.

Call it serendipity., but when the producers of Old Fashioned saw that their movie could have a release date the same weekend as Fifty Shades of Gray, it was an opportunity too good to let go

Hometown Films Featured at Festival

Nov 6, 2014

The Virginia Film Festival brings some big-name actors, directors and producers to town, but it also gives some local people a chance to show their work. 

As a young, single woman living in Richmond, Amanda Patterson  knew that Hollywood rarely portrayed sexual encounters accurately.

Virginia Film Festival 2014 Opens

Nov 6, 2014

For 27 years in Charlottesville, the Virginia Film Festival has provided an annual showcase of movies, everything from independent films to classics to documentaries, along with panel discussions and other special events.  Not to mention an opportunity for local folks to rub elbows with some big names in film. 

In this era of smartphones and streaming, when you can pretty much watch whatever whenever from the comfort of wherever, do movie theaters matter anymore? Jody Kielbasa thinks so.

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