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

November 15, 2011 by

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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 […]

L.A. Mayor Urges Action at State Level, Takes Action at Local Level to Fight Runaway Production

September 21, 2011 by

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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, like many other concerned citizens and public officials, took it upon himself to urge Governor Brown to sign the extension of the California Film & Television Tax Credit in a letter sent to the Governor’s Office earlier this month.  To see a copy of the Mayor’s letter, click on the following […]

FilmL.A. President Urges Governor to Sign Extension of Film Incentive to Create Jobs, Preserve Industry

September 20, 2011 by

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Late last week, following the lead of Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian, FilmL.A. President Paul Audley sent Governor Brown a letter of his own urging him to sign AB1069, which extends the California Film & Television Tax Credit by an additional year.  The content of that letter is reprinted below.  To see a copy […]

L.A. City Council Member Pens Letter to Governor in Support of Film Incentive…Did You?

September 15, 2011 by

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Today, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, urging him sign the one-year extension of the California Film & Television Tax Credit into law.  As we have said many times, writing a letter personalizes your story and demonstrates to elected officials the impact of runaway production on real people. […]

MPAA’s Christopher Dodd Highlights Jobs, Economic Importance of Film Biz

September 12, 2011 by

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Last week, Christopher Dodd, the Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) authored an article in advance of President Obama’s speech on jobs, which focused on the importance of the motion picture and television industries in terms of the number of Americans it employs.  Dodd’s piece, posted below, shows how much […]

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 […]

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 […]