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Film Works Celebrates One Year Anniversary!

December 13, 2011 by

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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 […]

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

November 17, 2011 by

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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 […]

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

November 15, 2011 by

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Drive” Helping Put Los Angeles Back On Screen, Local Economy Back on Feet

September 16, 2011 by

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Opening in theaters across the nation today is FilmDistrict’s Drive, which stars Ryan Gossling, Carey Mulligan and Albert Brooks.  The film is being widely praised by critics and has an impressive 94% rating at Rotton Tomatoes. The film was shot entirely on location in Los Angeles, which is a very rare event these days. Director […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]