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75 Days and $18.87 Million: The Economic Impact of One Film

August 22, 2011 by


Due to the popularity of an earlier post about the economic impact of one film that spent $20.2 million over 93 days filming in Los Angeles in 2009, we decided to make a series out of it.  This is the second post in the series. From April to June 2010, this one major motion picture […]

93 Days and $20.2 Million: The Economic Impact of One Film

August 9, 2011 by


From September to November 2009, one major motion picture filmed in Los Angeles and spent $20,210,176.  For confidentiality reasons, the name of the film has been withheld.  The following is a detailed breakdown of how that money was spent: Hotel room days: 213 $66,061 Car rental days: 655 $45,070 Catering, bakery goods & other food […]

New AICP Report: California’s Share of Commercial Production Down 3% Since 2007

July 8, 2011 by


One of the critical, but often overlooked, categories of filming in the Los Angeles region is commercials.  Indeed, as seen in the chart from FilmL.A. below, commercials racked up a higher number of permitted production days (PPDs) in Los Angeles during the last two years than feature films: Earlier this week, the Association of Independent […]

More from the Annals of Film Tourism: Did “Detroit 1-8-7” Promote Tourism for Michigan?

May 19, 2011 by


Coming on the heels of the last week’s Film Works article about film induced tourism (FIT) is a related story from Michigan over the weekend.  As it turns out, one of the television productions that received the Michigan film tax credit was ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7, a crime drama about the Detroit Police homicide department.  Last […]

Film Induced Tourism: Real for Los Angeles, Not Louisiana

May 13, 2011 by


One common argument made by those in favor of state film incentives in places like Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico and Georgia is that filming drives secondary economic benefits through “film induced tourism” (FIT). The sales pitch has become familiar in many states and film backers point to some common examples to support their case.  The following […]

Chef Robért Catering Fighting for the “Little Guy” Impacted by Runaway Production

May 5, 2011 by


In 1990’s Dances With Wolves, audiences around the world were enchanted by the story of Lieutenant John J. Dunbar, a man who leaves the horrors of Civil War battlefields to find himself at a new post on the shrinking frontiers of the American West.  In the process, the man once known as John J. Dunbar […]

“Film Ready” L.A. Property Company and Local Non-Profit Making “Film Work” for Skid Row Residents

May 4, 2011 by


Film Works is pleased to present our first business profile/public service announcement (PSA) video and blog post.  We contacted Los Angeles-based Cap Equity Locations after hearing about a partnership they formed with SRO Housing, which is “dedicated to building a vibrant community for homeless and low-income individuals.”  Rather write about this partnership, which Film Works thought […]

In Criticizing California Film Incentive, Tax Foundation Ignores Film Business Realities

April 21, 2011 by


Last month in Sacramento, the California State Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation and the Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media held a Joint Oversight Hearing about the California Film and Television Tax Credit.  One of the speakers invited to address the joint committee hearing was Mark Robyn, an economist from the […]

Runaway Production is Tough on California, but GhostLight Industries is Tough Enough to Fight Back

April 13, 2011 by


One of the reasons the number of U.S. casualties in Afghanistan has been significantly reduced in recent months is because of a new addition to the U.S. arsenal.  Behold Oshkosh Defense’s M-ATV, a new vehicle designed for maximum troop protection. Should you be a producer who wants this incredibly intimidating and impressive vehicle for a […]

Culver City’s Century Studio Corp. Struggles Against Runaway Production

March 29, 2011 by


Tucked into the recesses of a Culver City office park are several nondescript buildings, which might seem like unlikely places to house several sound stages, much less stages used for some of California’s most well-known and critically acclaimed productions.  But like so much in “Hollywood”, looks can be deceiving. Housed in the buildings pictured above […]