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

November 21, 2011 by


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 […]

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

November 3, 2011 by


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 […]

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

October 26, 2011 by


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 by


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 […]

Expansion Plans at Three Major Studios Promise Thousands of Jobs, Billions in New Economic Activity for L.A. Region

September 30, 2011 by


There are some very exciting plans at three of the major studios (Disney, Paramount, & NBCUniversal) to expand their operations significantly in California. If approved, these plans should offer hope to the thousands of workers and small businesses in California struggling through one of the longest and most devastating periods of runaway production in Hollywood’s history. Film […]

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

August 15, 2011 by


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 […]

Occidental Studios Takes Stand Against Runaway Production With New Sound Stage

July 29, 2011 by


There was an interesting editorial in Canada’s Calgary Herald this week about the need for a “taxpayer-supported film studio in Calgary” that caught our attention for two reasons.  One, the editorial provides insight into the mindset of places like Canada, where most of the population supports government taking an active role in economic development and […]