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Film Works Celebrates One Year Anniversary!

December 13, 2011

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Happy Anniversary! Exactly one year ago today, Film Works celebrated its launch at Los Angeles Center Studios with the support of more than two dozen in-kind sponsors. If you missed the launch, please watch the following video from Shoot Movies in California, which was on hand to offer support and film the event: Help Film […]

Local Company, Fire in Motion, Brings Safety to Set and Autheticity to Screen

November 21, 2011

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It’s unlikely the average American watching one of the countless television dramas about police departments, law enforcement or criminal investigations ever stops to ask themselves where  producers find all of the emergency equipment featured on screen.  Indeed, if the producers of NCIS, CSI, Prime Suspect, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist and other shows started asking local […]

Campaign Update: Film Works Wins Awards, MPAA Chief Speaks to Hollywood, Massachussets Film Incentive Disaster

November 17, 2011

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Film Works is Now an Award-Winning Campaign: On November 9, FilmL.A. and the Film Works campaign received a PRism Award for best logo and an Award of Excellence for best public education campaign.  The PRism Awards is an annual awards ceremony conducted by the L.A. chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).  This […]

Losing One Big-Budget Movie Worse than Losing Three Entire Seasons of Lakers Games for L.A. Economy

November 15, 2011

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Local media outlets from CBS local 2 to the Los Angeles Times have been heavily reporting the impact that an NBA lockout will have on the local economy and the thousands of people who work in and around the Staples Center during a combined 82 home games for the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles […]

Guest Post: Cinema Is Los Angeles, And it Needs to Stay that Way

November 15, 2011

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(Ed. — Below is a post by guest blogger S. Carson, who responded to Film Works’ open invitation for guest posts.  Anyone interested in contributing as a guest blogger should email the campaign at info@filmworksla.com) Walking up the dimly lit stairs, I bounded to the top and settled myself directly in the middle chair. I […]

Sunset Gower Studios’ VP of Sales & Marketing Talks Employment on “Dexter”, Studio Lot

November 3, 2011

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In the following video interview with Film Works, Terri Melknonian, who is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Sunset Gower Studios, talks about the number of people employed on the hit show “Dexter” (the interview took place in front of the Dexter sound stages) and the number of people employed on any given […]

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

October 27, 2011

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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

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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 […]

Health Wheels Brings Mobile Health Care to A Mobile Industry

October 17, 2011

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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 […]

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

October 7, 2011

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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 […]