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To the 300 Film Commissions In California this Weekend, Welcome to the REAL Hollywood!!

June 3, 2011 by


Film Works noticed the fantastic comment below on the “Left Behind” project’s facebook page and found it very inspiring and worth sharing when fellow Californians lament about how bad things have gotten in the film industry here and how amazing other states are.  California film crews can succumb to negativity or they can remind themselves […]

Mr. “NO”rby Oblivious to Runaway Production

June 1, 2011 by


California film crews cheered across the state yesterday upon hearing the news that AB 1069 passed the California Assembly by a vote of 72-1.  The bill extends the life of the California Film & Television Tax Credit and funds it at $100 million annually for an additional five years (until 2019).  As we reported in […]

California Assembly Hearing Touts Impact of State’s Film Incentive on Job Creation and Runaway Production

March 23, 2011 by


On March 18, 2011, representatives from Film Works attended an informal hearing held by California State Assembly Member Anthony J. Portantino about the California Film & Television Tax Credit and its effect on runaway production.  Appropriately held in the City of Pasadena’s City Council Chambers (a popular shooting location), the two-hour hearing drew a large […]

California’s Film Incentive Doesn’t Help the A-List Oscar Crowd, It Helps Keep Below-the-Line Workers from Being “Left Behind”

March 18, 2011 by


The March 1, 2011 edition of the Los Angeles Times featured an editorial by Michael Kinsley, which he wrote in response to former New Mexico Bill Richardson’s recent op/ed in the New York Times. While Kinsley, who is opposed to state film incentives, raises some good points, we at Film Works just have to take […]

“Left Behind” Photo Campaign Puts Face on Film & Television Workers Impacted by Runaway Production

March 4, 2011 by


Every time a production leaves California, thousands of film and television workers in the state are not able to leave with it.  Quite literally, they are left behind.  Wanting to put a face on the thousands of workers affected by runaway production, IATSE Local 80, working with political consultant Richie Ross and others, had the […]