Currency Can Kill Your Movie

Hedging currency for a film production is one of the toughest decisions a producer makes. It’s the practice of managing losses, as opposed to capturing gains...

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Right to Work is Right to Picket

Posted on 2015 February 12 by by Jeff Steele

The topic of Right to Work has resurfaced with IL Gov. Bruce Rauner proposing Right to Work zones throughout the state. What does this mean for Producers? [Read More]


Illinois Updates Film Tax Credit for Non-Resident Stars

Posted on 2013 November 15 by by Jeff Steele

Somebody in Springfield must follow my blog, because it appears they're going to update the film incentive to include non-resident cast. [Read More]


Why I Do Not Film in Michigan

Posted on 2013 January 20 by by Jeff Steele

I have never recommended a producer film in Michigan, even in its heyday. Their film tax credit program has had problems on every level, from its inception. [Read More]


Divergent and the Illinois Film Tax Credit

Posted on 2013 January 17 by by Jeff Steele

A big studio film every few years is not sustainable. It's time for Illinois to acknowledge the resources it lacks and modify the credit to be inclusive, not exclusive, to the global industry. [Read More]

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Moved to Chicago

Posted on 2013 January 16 by by Jeff Steele

Having successfully moved my family and business from Santa Monica to Chicago, I am now back from my self-imposed, life-cycle sabbatical. [Read More]


Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent 03-26-12

Posted on 2012 March 29 by by Jeff Steele

A Theatrical Screener (TS) copy being propelled into the Top 10 could bode well for 21 Jump Street's marketing team... [Read More]