Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2011«

Film Works Weekly Wrap Up: The Late Edition

January 31, 2011 by


Things are starting to get exciting as Film Works gets noticed more and more each day.  The “Weekly Wrap Up” posts are meant to be up every Friday but may have to be pushed to  a  “Late Edition” when Film Works is busy elsewhere on the campaign, which was the situation last Friday.  We apologize […]

ISS Props: 100 Employees, 100 Families, Immeasurable Impact on L.A. Region

January 28, 2011 by


Tucked into the quiet hills of Sunland is the large unassuming home of Independent Studio Services, aka ISS.  From the outside, ISS’s 150,000 square foot facility strikes passersby as somewhat unremarkable.  But in Hollywood, looks can be deceiving.  Ordinary as ISS may seem on the outside, everything inside is anything but. When ISS Executive Vice President Gregg […]

Film Works Calls on Supporters to Submit “I am Hollywood” Videos

January 27, 2011 by


Earlier this week, Film Works announced on its facebook page that it was seeking “I am Hollywood” video submissions from its supporters and anyone in the Los Angeles region whose livelihoods are connected to the entertainment industry.  The purpose of the “I am Hollywood” videos is threefold: 1) to put a face on those impacted […]

Film Works Weekly Wrap Up

January 21, 2011 by


Labor Union Meeting Presentation: Late last Friday, Film Works met for a joint union meeting at IATSE Local 80 in Burbank and gave a presentation about the campaign.  Also at the meeting was LA City Council Member Richard Alarcon, who gave a speech about the importance of the entertainment industry and efforts at the city […]

A Response to Orlando-Sentinel Article Calling for “MORE Runaway Production”

January 19, 2011 by


Roger Moore’s blog at The Orlando Sentinel had an interesting post back on June 4, 2010,  titled “Marmaduke, Killers and the case FOR ‘Runaway Production.” Moore seems to suggest Marmaduke was  less than spectacular because it was “lazily” shot in Southern California and may have been less offensive to him had it been filmed in […]

Film Works Weekly Wrap-Up

January 14, 2011 by


It was an exciting and busy week for Film Works.  Here are some of the highlights from the week…. Its all about the numbers: FilmL.A. released the on-location Permitted Production Days (PPDs) for 2010.  The good news: across the board filming was up 15%; the bad news: but for the California Film & Television Tex […]

Positive On-Location Production Activity Numbers in 2010 Underscore Importance of California Film & Television Tax Credit

January 11, 2011 by


According to FilmL.A. President Paul Audley, the local entertainment industry can be “cautiously optimistic” about the health of their business in 2011, based on new numbers released today regarding production activity in 2010.  According to FilmL.A., on-location filming across the board increased “nearly 15 percent” in 2010: on-location filming across all categories increased nearly 15 […]

California Assemblyman Calls for Expansion of “Wildly Successful” Film Incentive as a “Necessary Step” to Fight Runaway Production

January 6, 2011 by


California State Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R), writing in today’s Fox & Hounds Daily, made a welcome and compelling case for the California Film and Television Tax Credit, which he called a “wildly successful” example of the state “working with businesses to keep jobs…right here in California.” Smyth did an excellent job drawing parallels between California’s […]

Get a FREE Film Works Window Vinyl & Sticker!

January 4, 2011 by


Looking for a way to show your support for filming in Los Angeles? By popular demand, Film Works is happy to announce that we are now offering FREE window vinyls to anyone who wants one!  These 3 x 5 inch static-cling vinyls are easy to apply and remove and are the perfect way to show […]