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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 […]

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 […]

Film Works Shows California Film Incentives More “Enchanted” than New Mexico’s

February 28, 2011 by

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California film and television industry workers should be thrilled about the recent developments in New Mexico (the land of enchantment) and the reduction of their once-vaunted film incentive program.  Not thrilled, however, is New Mexico’s former Governor Bill Richardson (D), who signed the original incentive legislation into law in 2003. Writing in an opinion piece […]