Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2011«

California Film & TV Tax Credit Success Undeniable

June 28, 2011 by


A brand new report from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) shows California’s Film and Television Tax Credit is an unparalleled performer.  The study estimated the economic impact of the first 77 productions approved for the initial tax credit allocation of $198.8 million for 2009/10 & 2010/11.   The study’s authors examined the […]

California’s Top Five Competitors for Film & TV Production Dollars

June 24, 2011 by


With roughly 40 U.S. states and dozens of other nations trying to attract runaway production from California, our state has many competitors. The amount of money other states have been willing to pay to rent a share of the motion picture and television production industry has skyrocketed, going from just $2 million in domestic spending […]

The Press-Enterprise — Where Fiction Masquerades as Fact

June 21, 2011 by


The folks over at The Press-Enterprise are clearly not subscribers of the Film Works blog.  Film Works has written several responses to critics of the California Film & Television Tax Credit, including the Tax Foundation, Michael Kinsley of the Los Angeles Times and California Assemblyman Chris Norby.  But of all the opponents to the film […]

Film Works Testimonials — Angelenos Who Don’t Take the Biz for Granted

June 20, 2011 by


It’s once again time to share some of the testimonies we’ve received from supporters about why filming in Los Angeles matters to them.  When Film Works published the first “I Support Filming in Los Angels Because” post in March, we were struck by how many comments ran counter to the rumored perception that many Angelenos […]

Pair of Television Pilot Reports Reveal Impacts From State Film Incentives

June 10, 2011 by


Earlier this week, FilmL.A. released its fourth report from its six-year study of television pilot production.  The report presented a mixed bag of findings: Out of those 169 [pilot] projects, a total of 87 television pilots were produced in the Los Angeles region. By one measure, this is second-largest annual take in Los Angeles history, […]

27 Projects Awarded CA Film Incentive, At Least 149 in Danger of Running Away

June 7, 2011 by


On June 1st, the California Film Commission awarded the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program to a total of 27 projects out of 176 that applied for the production incentive.  Capped annually at $100 million, California is only able to award credits to a fraction of the total program applicants.  The list of approved […]

Film Works Battles Runaway Production at Produced By Conference

June 6, 2011 by


Over the past weekend, Film Works representatives were on-hand for the Produced By Conference, which was sponsored by the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI) and the Producers Guild of America (PGA). Held on the lot at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, the event presented an unusual spectacle.  Imagine: film commission representatives from other states […]

To the 300 Film Commissions In California this Weekend, Welcome to the REAL Hollywood!!

June 3, 2011 by


Film Works noticed the fantastic comment below on the “Left Behind” project’s facebook page and found it very inspiring and worth sharing when fellow Californians lament about how bad things have gotten in the film industry here and how amazing other states are.  California film crews can succumb to negativity or they can remind themselves […]

Mr. “NO”rby Oblivious to Runaway Production

June 1, 2011 by


California film crews cheered across the state yesterday upon hearing the news that AB 1069 passed the California Assembly by a vote of 72-1.  The bill extends the life of the California Film & Television Tax Credit and funds it at $100 million annually for an additional five years (until 2019).  As we reported in […]