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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 […]

“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 […]

Film Works Update: New Campaign Video Debuts & Other Capaign News

July 25, 2011 by

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Legislative Update for AB1069 and the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program: When the California State Senate resumes in the coming days, the fate of AB1069 will finally be decided.  Will the California Film and Television Tax Credit be renewed for another five years or will it be defeated in the Senate?  And if […]

Columnist Can’t Fault Report’s Findings — Alleges Bias and Attacks Researchers Instead

July 21, 2011 by

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Michael Hiltzik owes the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and Christine Cooper an apology.  In his recent column in the Los Angeles Times, Mr. Hiltzik goes on record against the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program and assaults the integrity and credibility of the LAEDC and researcher Dr. Cooper, who prepared the […]

UPDATED 7/8!! Legislative Update: Proposed CA Film & TV Tax Credit Extension (AB1069)

July 5, 2011 by

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Update 7/6/2011: AB 1069 passed the Senate committee today by a unanimous vote of 9-0 and will now head to the appropriations committee!  Letters are more important now than ever.   Contact information for the California State Senators on the Appropriations Committee in the Southland has been added to the list below. The California State Legislature […]

California Film & TV Tax Credit Success Undeniable

June 28, 2011 by

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A brand new report from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) shows California’s Film and Television Tax Credit is an unparalleled performer.  The study estimated the economic impact of the first 77 productions approved for the initial tax credit allocation of $198.8 million for 2009/10 & 2010/11.   The study’s authors examined the […]