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New Series of Articles from TheWrap Puts Spotlight on Hollywood Jobs Picture

October 27, 2011 by

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Last week,  TheWrap began running a series of fantastic articles about Hollywood and the jobs crisis.  The articles do not paint a very pretty picture for those working in California.  In TheWrap’s  lead article in the series, UCLA film professor Howard Suber describes the jobs situation in terms of supply and demand: “It’s the worst […]

Owner of Sunset Gower Studios’ Stage Cafe Talks Runaway Production, Importance of Film Biz

October 26, 2011 by

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Earlier this year, Film Works paid a visit to the beutiful and historic Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood to interview Larry Laboe, co-founder of SXM and the Executive Director of NewFilmakers L.A..  During that interview (available HERE),  Larry introduced us to Allan Jones, a proud member of IATSE Local 80 who saw an opportunity to become […]

Laurel and Hardy and the Streets of Culver City

October 21, 2011 by

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Hal Roach Studios loved to shoot all around downtown Culver City, as it was just a few blocks from the studio, located at Washington and National Blvds. In particular, filming crews shooting Charley Chase, “Our Gang” (aka The Little Rascals) and Laurel and Hardy shorts mostly focused on the two short blocks of Main Street, the […]

Health Wheels Brings Mobile Health Care to A Mobile Industry

October 17, 2011 by

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On July 19, 2011, the men and women working at The Culver Studios (the storied lot where classics like Gone With the Wind and the original King Kong were filmed) were greeted by a revolutionary 33-foot vehicle designed to help them better care for the one thing that matters most: their health. The vehicle’s arrival […]

Hollywood Heights – Studio City Nightlife

October 14, 2011 by

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(Editor’s note: Film Works is pleased to announce our first guest blogger, Mary Mallory.  Mary works for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is a frequent contributor to the Daily Mirror blog, which examines the history of Los Angeles.  Mary’s articles focus on the history of certain locations throughout greater Los Angeles […]

[VIDEO] Producer Talks Challenges of Filming On Location in L.A., Importance of the Film Industry to Economy

October 7, 2011 by

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In a wide ranging discussion in the video below, Larry Laboe, co-founder of SXM and the Executive Director of NewFilmakers L.A. talks about the importance of the Film Works campaign, his experiences filming on location in Los Angeles, dealing with people in the community when filming in their neighborhoods.  Larry’s company, SXM, produces branded entertainment […]