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27 Projects Awarded CA Film Incentive, At Least 149 in Danger of Running Away

June 7, 2011 by


On June 1st, the California Film Commission awarded the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program to a total of 27 projects out of 176 that applied for the production incentive.  Capped annually at $100 million, California is only able to award credits to a fraction of the total program applicants.  The list of approved […]

Film Works Battles Runaway Production at Produced By Conference

June 6, 2011 by


Over the past weekend, Film Works representatives were on-hand for the Produced By Conference, which was sponsored by the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI) and the Producers Guild of America (PGA). Held on the lot at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, the event presented an unusual spectacle.  Imagine: film commission representatives from other states […]

Culver City’s Modern Props is a Seasoned Veteran in Runaway Production Fight

May 10, 2011 by


One of the first things visitors notice in the lobby of FilmL.A. is a prominently displayed skateboard with artwork and messages urging films and television shows to shoot their projects in California.  The skateboard has, in effect, become a “prop” for the Film Works campaign effort to combat runaway production.  Appropriately, this prop was made by Culver City’s Modern […]

Film Works Campaign & Entertainment Industry News Update

April 15, 2011 by


Film Works Web Site, Blog and Social Media Accounts Have Taken Off!: Since Film Works launched in December 2010, visitor traffic on the main campaign page and this blog has increased dramatically each month.  March was our busiest month for site traffic and March 31 set the record for the all-time busiest day on 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 […]

I Support Filming in Los Angeles Because….

March 30, 2011 by


“One of the things that’s getting very lost in the business of movies, where people go… very often to Canada to shoot films… is that we lose the ability to capture parts of our own culture.” — Director James Mangold (Director’s Commentary, Walk the Line) As it turns out, many of the Film Works supporters […]

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 […]