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Detailed Expenditures for Single Film, TV Project Show Benefit to Local Economy Thanks to California’s Film Incentive

August 26, 2011 by

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Below are the regional expenditure reports for two different productions that received the California Film & Television Tax Credit.  The first is from San Diego County, which is where 20th Century Fox’s television show “Terriers” shot its first season.  The second is from Alameda County, which is where Columbia Pictures’ upcoming film “Moneyball” shot much […]

75 Days and $18.87 Million: The Economic Impact of One Film

August 22, 2011 by

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Due to the popularity of an earlier post about the economic impact of one film that spent $20.2 million over 93 days filming in Los Angeles in 2009, we decided to make a series out of it.  This is the second post in the series. From April to June 2010, this one major motion picture […]

Columnist’s Fictional Portrayal of Incentive Program Suggests Future as Screenwriter

August 18, 2011 by

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Another editorial writer in California demonstrated a total lack of understanding about the California Film & Television Tax Credit and the problem of runaway production (not to mention any understanding of how a critical California industry works).  This week it was Dan Walters writing in The Sacramento Bee.  Mr. Walters is skeptical the film incentive […]

Studio Spending Benefits ALL Business, Not Just “Show Business”

August 15, 2011 by

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Last week, we posted some detailed expenditures of a major motion picture filmed in California to highlight the economic impact just one film can have.  The post was extremely popular, and many readers were astonished by the eye-popping numbers.  As part of our ongoing effort to educate Californians about the economic importance of the film and […]

One “Saint’s” Historical Fight Against the “Dire Threat of Runaway Production”

August 10, 2011 by

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In the first of a series of historical articles about runaway production from the Associated Press we will be posting on the blog, Film Works selected a piece from 1961 about the great Eva Marie Saint, who waged “her own little revolution against the dire threat of runaway production.”  Does Hollywood need more big-name celebrities like Eva Marie Saint […]

93 Days and $20.2 Million: The Economic Impact of One Film

August 9, 2011 by

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From September to November 2009, one major motion picture filmed in Los Angeles and spent $20,210,176.  For confidentiality reasons, the name of the film has been withheld.  The following is a detailed breakdown of how that money was spent: Hotel room days: 213 $66,061 Car rental days: 655 $45,070 Catering, bakery goods & other food […]

Film Roundup: Dark Knight Set to “Rise” in Los Angeles

August 5, 2011 by

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The Dark Knight Rises Shooting in Pittsburgh for Creative Reasons, Not Economic: In what surprised many people, it was recently announced the third installment of Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, is filming in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for creative rather then economic reasons.  The city was selected because of its architecture, according to Nolan. […]