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Mayor Announces Incubator for Local Filmmaking

Mayor Announces Incubator for Local Filmmaking Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced an incubator style program for filmmakers in San Francisco through the San Francisco Film Commission. The program will offer affordable office space at 134A Golden Gate Avenue in the Mid-Market area in a communal setting for independent and documentary filmmakers as an incubator space for successful filmmaking.

“The incubator project will benefit both the San Francisco film community and the evergrowing Mid-Market Arts District,” said Mayor Lee. “Establishing programs such as this helps ensure the health of the Mid-Market area as it continues to grow and become a burgeoning arts community.”

Tenants will be selected by the San Francisco Film Commission and tenancies are scheduled to begin in May/June. Tenants of the incubator program will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the Scene in San Francisco rebate program, further bolstering the likelihood of independent productions basing in San Francisco. Through this incentive, qualifying productions receive a rebate of up to $600,000 for the cost of fees paid to the City. Films can also benefit from the newly established Vendor Discount Program, offering discounts from 10%– 30% at various businesses including hotels and rental cars. Read more.


Mayor Newsom Kicks Off World Cup Celebration

Mayor Newsom Kicks Off World Cup Celebration SF Recreation & Parks & Nonprofit, Corporate Sponsors to Broadcast 14 World Cup Matches Free in Civic Center Plaza June 11 – July 11 for Fans of All Ages

Mayor Gavin Newsom today joined FC Gold Pride’s Marta Vieira da Silva and San Jose Earthquakes’ Ikenna “Ike” Opara to kick off the free, month-long showing of the 2010 World Cup at Civic Center Plaza. Fourteen World Cup matches beginning June 11, and culminating with the finals on July 11, are slated to be broadcast live at no cost to taxpayers over a large-format video screen in the plaza. Free soccer-based activities emphasizing fun and exercise will be provided to all youth participants. A range of food and beverage options for purchase will also be available to event-goers.

“The World Cup brings people from every nation together in our international city to celebrate the thrill of sport and the spirit of competition,” said Mayor Newsom. “There’s no greater sporting event than the World Cup and we hope soccer fans of all ages will come out to City Hall’s front yard to enjoy the games.” Read more

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