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New Series of Articles from TheWrap Puts Spotlight on Hollywood Jobs Picture

October 27, 2011 by

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Last week,  TheWrap began running a series of fantastic articles about Hollywood and the jobs crisis.  The articles do not paint a very pretty picture for those working in California.  In TheWrap’s  lead article in the series, UCLA film professor Howard Suber describes the jobs situation in terms of supply and demand: “It’s the worst […]

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 […]

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 […]

Film Roundup: Dark Knight Set to “Rise” in Los Angeles

August 5, 2011 by

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The Dark Knight Rises Shooting in Pittsburgh for Creative Reasons, Not Economic: In what surprised many people, it was recently announced the third installment of Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, is filming in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for creative rather then economic reasons.  The city was selected because of its architecture, according to Nolan. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Press-Enterprise — Where Fiction Masquerades as Fact

June 21, 2011 by

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The folks over at The Press-Enterprise are clearly not subscribers of the Film Works blog.  Film Works has written several responses to critics of the California Film & Television Tax Credit, including the Tax Foundation, Michael Kinsley of the Los Angeles Times and California Assemblyman Chris Norby.  But of all the opponents to the film […]