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Campaign Update: Film Works Wins Awards, MPAA Chief Speaks to Hollywood, Massachussets Film Incentive Disaster

November 17, 2011 by

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Film Works is Now an Award-Winning Campaign: On November 9, FilmL.A. and the Film Works campaign received a PRism Award for best logo and an Award of Excellence for best public education campaign.  The PRism Awards is an annual awards ceremony conducted by the L.A. chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).  This […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Columnist Can’t Fault Report’s Findings — Alleges Bias and Attacks Researchers Instead

July 21, 2011 by

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Michael Hiltzik owes the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and Christine Cooper an apology.  In his recent column in the Los Angeles Times, Mr. Hiltzik goes on record against the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program and assaults the integrity and credibility of the LAEDC and researcher Dr. Cooper, who prepared the […]

California Film & TV Tax Credit Success Undeniable

June 28, 2011 by

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A brand new report from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) shows California’s Film and Television Tax Credit is an unparalleled performer.  The study estimated the economic impact of the first 77 productions approved for the initial tax credit allocation of $198.8 million for 2009/10 & 2010/11.   The study’s authors examined the […]

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 […]

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 […]