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Hollywood Farm Aid: Reuss Ranch – The Unfinished Symphony

November 29, 2011 by

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While farming and ranching can often be profitable to land owners, sometimes extra cash is needed. One way to earn money off the land is to promote it as a filming location to film studios. That’s what the Ruess family did with their ranch in the San Fernando Valley near Calabasas and near the Paramount […]

Guest Post: Cinema Is Los Angeles, And it Needs to Stay that Way

November 15, 2011 by

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(Ed. — Below is a post by guest blogger S. Carson, who responded to Film Works’ open invitation for guest posts.  Anyone interested in contributing as a guest blogger should email the campaign at info@filmworksla.com) Walking up the dimly lit stairs, I bounded to the top and settled myself directly in the middle chair. I […]

Health Wheels Brings Mobile Health Care to A Mobile Industry

October 17, 2011 by

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On July 19, 2011, the men and women working at The Culver Studios (the storied lot where classics like Gone With the Wind and the original King Kong were filmed) were greeted by a revolutionary 33-foot vehicle designed to help them better care for the one thing that matters most: their health. The vehicle’s arrival […]

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 […]

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 […]

Studio Spending Benefits ALL Business, Not Just “Show Business”

August 15, 2011 by

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Last week, we posted some detailed expenditures of a major motion picture filmed in California to highlight the economic impact just one film can have.  The post was extremely popular, and many readers were astonished by the eye-popping numbers.  As part of our ongoing effort to educate Californians about the economic importance of the film and […]

One “Saint’s” Historical Fight Against the “Dire Threat of Runaway Production”

August 10, 2011 by

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In the first of a series of historical articles about runaway production from the Associated Press we will be posting on the blog, Film Works selected a piece from 1961 about the great Eva Marie Saint, who waged “her own little revolution against the dire threat of runaway production.”  Does Hollywood need more big-name celebrities like Eva Marie Saint […]