Glossary

Who is organizing the Film Works L.A. campaign?

What is runaway production?

What can I do to help?

Where can I find recent news and developments about the campaign?

Who can I call if I have questions about filming happening on my street?


Who is organizing the Film Works L.A. campaign?

Film Works is composed of a coalition of industry stake-holders from small businesses, local companies, labor organizations, community leaders and concerned citizens who want to take an active role in strengthening community ties to the entertainment industry and help keep Los Angeles the entertainment production of the world.


What is Runaway Production?

While definitions of runaway production vary, Dr. Martha Jones of the California Research Bureau offers a succinct definition:

“Runaway production refers to films that were conceptually developed in the United States, but filmed somewhere else. If the conversation is at the federal level, runaway production goes to other countries. If at the state level, production that goes to other states is runaway.”


What Can I do to help?

Film Works encourages everyone to learn as much as they can about the importance of the entertainment industry to the Los Angeles region. The information available on our Resources page is an excellent place to start.

Please visit the Film Works Take Action page for a variety of ways in which you can help us increase visibility, download educational resources, see what others are saying and even make your own voice heard by submitting user produced content.


Where can I find recent news and developments about the campaign?

Please visit the News Room Page for the latest updates and/or subscribe to our RSS feed. You can also follow Film Works on Twitter and become a fan on the Film Works Facebook Page.


Who can I call if I have questions about filming happening on my street?

Information about FilmL.A. and film permitting in its covered jurisdictions is available on their web site

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