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Film Works Update: Campaign Breaking More Records; “Avatar” Sequels in LA; and a Message to Bill Clinton

May 26, 2011 by


Film Works Blog Shatters Monthly Record, Again; Facebook Fans Top 900: On May 23, the Film Works blog officially broke the monthly record for most site visits!  Thus far, each month has set a new record, breaking the previous record set the month before.  Sorry April 2011, but May 2011 was just that much busier.  […]

More from the Annals of Film Tourism: Did “Detroit 1-8-7” Promote Tourism for Michigan?

May 19, 2011 by


Coming on the heels of the last week’s Film Works article about film induced tourism (FIT) is a related story from Michigan over the weekend.  As it turns out, one of the television productions that received the Michigan film tax credit was ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7, a crime drama about the Detroit Police homicide department.  Last […]

Film Induced Tourism: Real for Los Angeles, Not Louisiana

May 13, 2011 by


One common argument made by those in favor of state film incentives in places like Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico and Georgia is that filming drives secondary economic benefits through “film induced tourism” (FIT). The sales pitch has become familiar in many states and film backers point to some common examples to support their case.  The following […]

Culver City’s Modern Props is a Seasoned Veteran in Runaway Production Fight

May 10, 2011 by


One of the first things visitors notice in the lobby of FilmL.A. is a prominently displayed skateboard with artwork and messages urging films and television shows to shoot their projects in California.  The skateboard has, in effect, become a “prop” for the Film Works campaign effort to combat runaway production.  Appropriately, this prop was made by Culver City’s Modern […]

Chef Robért Catering Fighting for the “Little Guy” Impacted by Runaway Production

May 5, 2011 by


In 1990’s Dances With Wolves, audiences around the world were enchanted by the story of Lieutenant John J. Dunbar, a man who leaves the horrors of Civil War battlefields to find himself at a new post on the shrinking frontiers of the American West.  In the process, the man once known as John J. Dunbar […]

“Film Ready” L.A. Property Company and Local Non-Profit Making “Film Work” for Skid Row Residents

May 4, 2011 by


Film Works is pleased to present our first business profile/public service announcement (PSA) video and blog post.  We contacted Los Angeles-based Cap Equity Locations after hearing about a partnership they formed with SRO Housing, which is “dedicated to building a vibrant community for homeless and low-income individuals.”  Rather write about this partnership, which Film Works thought […]