BEAST OF BURDEN – action/thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe. I am pleased to announce we are in full principal photography in our studio in Savannah. Think “Phone Booth”, starring Colin Farrell -but Radcliffe in a plane. The rest of the cast is rounding out beautifully, as well – see yesterday’s Hollywood Reporter (below). Btw, this is the second movie our fund, WYSJ MEDIA has provided financing for a film together -I am happy to be leading the fund with my partner, Sean Glover, and with our partner, Wei Wang, in China. Bianca Goodloe you are amazing as our attorney – simply the best !
We will announce our domestic distributor soon, as they are firmly on board, as well. The filming is going so well, we have a very happy cast, director and crew, and the set is running like a fine old Rolex. This is a wonderful script by Adam Hoelzel and our director from Sweden, Jesper Ganslandt is truly amazing. Producing partners, Paul Schiff (our second movie together), Michael Diamond and Dan Reardon are incredible, along with our fearless leader on set, line producer, Rene Besson.
Next up in 2017 – – four more movies coming up and ready to go (one a quarter) – some in Georgia, Chicago, Vancouver, Cologne, and Paris. Excited, but definitely need a vacation!
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Savannah GA – Tonight it’s a wrap for BEAST OF BURDEN! Three words to describe the gentleman below (Daniel Radcliffe): talented – committed – kind!
After producing / financing 9 movies in just under two years – it’s time for a VACATION! On my way back to LA LA Land first, for the holidays, on x-mas eve – this will be a tough one this year without Mom, we miss her so!
Producer Mary Aloe and Sir Michael Caine on set in Savannah on Coup D’ Etat
Last night we wrapped Coup D’Etat! Our production was based on the incredible “black list” script comedy starring Sir Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Jason Biggs and Seth Green. Written and directed by Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse, it is the story of a young rebellious girl who writes a dictator in another country for a homework assignment. The dictator gets the letter while getting overthrown by his country and he ends up on her door step in America. At 83, Michael Caine is not only one of the most talented actors in the world, but a kind, eloquent – true English gentleman. Besides being a two time Oscar Winner, only he, along with Jack Nicholson, are the two actors that have been nominated for an Oscar every decade since they each started their careers. What is your favorite Michael Caine movie: “Cider House Rules”, “The Man Who Would Be King”, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”, “Alfie”, “Blame It On Rio”, “Batman Begins” – there are so many!
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Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment announce principal photography has begun in Cincinnati on the true story from R3M Productions in association with Grodnik / Aloe Productions.
Mickey Rourke Joins Sikh Boxing Movie ‘Tiger’
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After a small theatrical release in 25 cities in the U.S., Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment are pleased to announce that our greatly reviewed movie – 10,000 SAINTS – is now available on VOD. Please support it, you will love it!
The team at Aloe Entertainment asked producer Mary Aloe about using tax credits and incentives. “Yes, excellent question,” Mary began. “Almost every state in the union, including the District of Columbia and many areas of Canada, including Toronto and Vancouver, have very generous tax credits and incentives to include pre or post production and filming in their territory. Aloe Entertainment has used these beneifts for the betterment of our projects.”
“Georgia and Louisiana are the most generous right now”, says Mary Aloe. Georgia’s incentives include: 20% transferable tax credit + 10% if production includes Georgia promotional logo in credits, or other negotiated placements, $500,000 minimum spend through single or multi-projects in single year, compensation included for non-residents, $500,000 cap; however, PSC, loan out or 1099 contractor not subject to cap. Recent filming in Georgia is the new Tom Cruise film, MENA; the new Tina Fey comedy; and the TV show, THE WALKING DEAD. One of the Aloe Entertainment team piped up, noticing, “Louisiana had FANTASTIC FOUR and the new JURASSIC PARK movies, plus a Clooney movie and THE BIG SHORT with Pitt, Gosling, and Bale.” The Louisiana credits and incentives include: 30% transferable credit for in-state expenditures (Louisiana vendor), above-the-line resident and non-resident labor costs qualify, additional 5% credit for the first $1 million of each Louisiana resident’s payroll, $300,000 minimum spend, no annual or per production cap, tax credits can be certified and eligible for transfer after $300,000 spend, but before production ends, tax credits can be certified and eligible for transfer twice for free, then $250 for each additional certification, credits can be redeemed with the State at 85% face value, and credits can be used to offset corporate or individual Louisiana tax liability. The Aloe Entertainment team and Mary Aloe think tax credits are vital to an independent film budget or any film budget.
“These are but a few of the advantages to producing your film in various states, including California, and in Canada to optimize the use of your budget and make the best movie possible,” Mary Aloe said in closing to her Aloe Entertainment team.
It takes a village…to make a movie.
You may wonder why there are so many names and types of producers in the credits of a movie. Mary Aloe
and the Aloe Entertainment
team have had their names on various movies as Executive Producer, Producer, Production Company, and others. You may wonder, “what’s the difference?” “Why are there so many producers on a movie and what do they do?”
There are many facets to making a major motion picture; many balls to juggle, you might say. The script development and financing phase, the pre-production phase, the filming or production phase, the post-production phase, and the distribution and marketing phase. In general, the Producer(s), like Mary Aloe
, generally oversee all aspects of the production, as mentioned above. An Executive Producer(s) deal with the financing and budgeting of the picture. The Line Producer manages the day-to-day operations of the production – hiring/firing, keeping the filming on time and on budget. A production company, like Aloe Entertainment
, may be involved in all or some of the aspects of the making of the movie, such as the budgeting, scheduling, scripting, the talent, any physical resources for the production, the organization of staff, distribution, and marketing. Then there are various co and associate producers that could be writers or other creatives with clout or ones who assisted the other producers in a significant way, but not necessarily active on a day-to-day basis.
Sometimes too many producers can spoil the production, but most times it is just the evolution of putting together a movie – the years spent in getting a project to the theaters – that causes the movie credits to fill up. Mary Aloe
and the Aloe Entertainment
team are very proud of the movies they are involved in producing, such as BATTLE IN SEATTLE
, TIMOTHY HILL RANCH
, and others. Working with the artists and creatives of all kinds, whether in financing, filming, editing and other aspects of post-production, or distribution and marketing, is hard work, sometimes lasting many years. But when you are passionate about a story you want to tell, the ups and downs and the frustrations and delights merge into a product of which to be proud.
It’s like a baby….it takes a village.