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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 […]

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. […]

Occidental Studios Takes Stand Against Runaway Production With New Sound Stage

July 29, 2011 by

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There was an interesting editorial in Canada’s Calgary Herald this week about the need for a “taxpayer-supported film studio in Calgary” that caught our attention for two reasons.  One, the editorial provides insight into the mindset of places like Canada, where most of the population supports government taking an active role in economic development and […]

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 […]