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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 […]

Hollywood Farm Aid: Reuss Ranch – The Unfinished Symphony

November 29, 2011 by

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While farming and ranching can often be profitable to land owners, sometimes extra cash is needed. One way to earn money off the land is to promote it as a filming location to film studios. That’s what the Ruess family did with their ranch in the San Fernando Valley near Calabasas and near the Paramount […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bronson Canyon–The World’s Stand-in

November 2, 2011 by

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Best known as the location from which the Batmobile sped out every week in the 1960s in search of villains committing dastardly deeds, Bronson Canyon and its cave has been featured in dozens of movies and television shows because of its craggy, desolate, and remote location, though just minutes above Hollywood on Canyon Drive in Griffith […]

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 […]

Film Works News Round Up

September 8, 2011 by

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New Film Works PSA Debuts at L.A. City Hall: Yesterday, officials celebrated the beginning of the second phase of the Film Works L.A. public education and marketing campaign. In the second phase, Film Works will shift its focus toward educating local communities about the economic, civic, and cultural importance of filming to the Los Angeles […]