Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2011«

Occidental Studios Takes Stand Against Runaway Production With New Sound Stage

July 29, 2011 by


There was an interesting editorial in Canada’s Calgary Herald this week about the need for a “taxpayer-supported film studio in Calgary” that caught our attention for two reasons.  One, the editorial provides insight into the mindset of places like Canada, where most of the population supports government taking an active role in economic development and […]

Film Works Update: New Campaign Video Debuts & Other Capaign News

July 25, 2011 by


Legislative Update for AB1069 and the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program: When the California State Senate resumes in the coming days, the fate of AB1069 will finally be decided.  Will the California Film and Television Tax Credit be renewed for another five years or will it be defeated in the Senate?  And if […]

Columnist Can’t Fault Report’s Findings — Alleges Bias and Attacks Researchers Instead

July 21, 2011 by


Michael Hiltzik owes the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and Christine Cooper an apology.  In his recent column in the Los Angeles Times, Mr. Hiltzik goes on record against the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program and assaults the integrity and credibility of the LAEDC and researcher Dr. Cooper, who prepared the […]

Attention California-Based Television & Film Productions! Film Works Wants You!

July 14, 2011 by


Do you work on an ongoing L.A.-based television show or movie that might be interested in becoming a Film Works supporter? If so, please let us know by contacting us at Right now, Film Works bumper stickers and/or large campaign wraps are on vehicles for “The Mentalist”, “CSI: New York” and “Parenthood”. Film Works […]

New AICP Report: California’s Share of Commercial Production Down 3% Since 2007

July 8, 2011 by


One of the critical, but often overlooked, categories of filming in the Los Angeles region is commercials.  Indeed, as seen in the chart from FilmL.A. below, commercials racked up a higher number of permitted production days (PPDs) in Los Angeles during the last two years than feature films: Earlier this week, the Association of Independent […]

UPDATED 7/8!! Legislative Update: Proposed CA Film & TV Tax Credit Extension (AB1069)

July 5, 2011 by


Update 7/6/2011: AB 1069 passed the Senate committee today by a unanimous vote of 9-0 and will now head to the appropriations committee!  Letters are more important now than ever.   Contact information for the California State Senators on the Appropriations Committee in the Southland has been added to the list below. The California State Legislature […]