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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 […]

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 […]

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

June 3, 2011 by

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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 […]

Film Induced Tourism: Real for Los Angeles, Not Louisiana

May 13, 2011 by

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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

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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 […]

California Not Benefiting from Post Production on Big Budget Runaways

April 29, 2011 by

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When the recent film Battle: Los Angeles hit Los Angeles area movie theaters, much of the attention in the press focused on the fact that the film was made in Louisiana.  Indeed, much of the live action and principal photography was done in Louisiana, which is also where most of the film’s budget was spent.  […]

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

April 21, 2011 by

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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 […]