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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. […]

California’s Top Five Competitors for Film & TV Production Dollars

June 24, 2011 by

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With roughly 40 U.S. states and dozens of other nations trying to attract runaway production from California, our state has many competitors. The amount of money other states have been willing to pay to rent a share of the motion picture and television production industry has skyrocketed, going from just $2 million in domestic spending […]

Pair of Television Pilot Reports Reveal Impacts From State Film Incentives

June 10, 2011 by

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Earlier this week, FilmL.A. released its fourth report from its six-year study of television pilot production.  The report presented a mixed bag of findings: Out of those 169 [pilot] projects, a total of 87 television pilots were produced in the Los Angeles region. By one measure, this is second-largest annual take in Los Angeles history, […]

Film Works Battles Runaway Production at Produced By Conference

June 6, 2011 by

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Over the past weekend, Film Works representatives were on-hand for the Produced By Conference, which was sponsored by the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI) and the Producers Guild of America (PGA). Held on the lot at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, the event presented an unusual spectacle.  Imagine: film commission representatives from other states […]

Mr. “NO”rby Oblivious to Runaway Production

June 1, 2011 by

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California film crews cheered across the state yesterday upon hearing the news that AB 1069 passed the California Assembly by a vote of 72-1.  The bill extends the life of the California Film & Television Tax Credit and funds it at $100 million annually for an additional five years (until 2019).  As we reported in […]

Culver City’s Modern Props is a Seasoned Veteran in Runaway Production Fight

May 10, 2011 by

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One of the first things visitors notice in the lobby of FilmL.A. is a prominently displayed skateboard with artwork and messages urging films and television shows to shoot their projects in California.  The skateboard has, in effect, become a “prop” for the Film Works campaign effort to combat runaway production.  Appropriately, this prop was made by Culver City’s Modern […]

California Not Benefiting from Post Production on Big Budget Runaways

April 29, 2011 by

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When the recent film Battle: Los Angeles hit Los Angeles area movie theaters, much of the attention in the press focused on the fact that the film was made in Louisiana.  Indeed, much of the live action and principal photography was done in Louisiana, which is also where most of the film’s budget was spent.  […]