Browsing All posts tagged under »economic impact of film industry in California«

Losing One Big-Budget Movie Worse than Losing Three Entire Seasons of Lakers Games for L.A. Economy

November 15, 2011 by

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Local media outlets from CBS local 2 to the Los Angeles Times have been heavily reporting the impact that an NBA lockout will have on the local economy and the thousands of people who work in and around the Staples Center during a combined 82 home games for the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles […]

Owner of Sunset Gower Studios’ Stage Cafe Talks Runaway Production, Importance of Film Biz

October 26, 2011 by

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Earlier this year, Film Works paid a visit to the beutiful and historic Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood to interview Larry Laboe, co-founder of SXM and the Executive Director of NewFilmakers L.A..  During that interview (available HERE),  Larry introduced us to Allan Jones, a proud member of IATSE Local 80 who saw an opportunity to become […]

Expansion Plans at Three Major Studios Promise Thousands of Jobs, Billions in New Economic Activity for L.A. Region

September 30, 2011 by

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There are some very exciting plans at three of the major studios (Disney, Paramount, & NBCUniversal) to expand their operations significantly in California. If approved, these plans should offer hope to the thousands of workers and small businesses in California struggling through one of the longest and most devastating periods of runaway production in Hollywood’s history. Film […]

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 […]

“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 […]

L.A. City Council Member Pens Letter to Governor in Support of Film Incentive…Did You?

September 15, 2011 by

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Today, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, urging him sign the one-year extension of the California Film & Television Tax Credit into law.  As we have said many times, writing a letter personalizes your story and demonstrates to elected officials the impact of runaway production on real people. […]

MPAA’s Christopher Dodd Highlights Jobs, Economic Importance of Film Biz

September 12, 2011 by

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Last week, Christopher Dodd, the Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) authored an article in advance of President Obama’s speech on jobs, which focused on the importance of the motion picture and television industries in terms of the number of Americans it employs.  Dodd’s piece, posted below, shows how much […]