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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 […]

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 […]

Part One: “The Clear and Present Danger” of Runaway Production to California

February 18, 2011 by


Concerns about runaway production abound in the Los Angeles motion picture, television and commercial production industry.  Along with all of the personal stories and anecdotes we hear about lost jobs, lost businesses and lost mortgages, much of the available data indicates that the motion picture and television industry in California is under siege.  Just take […]

Positive On-Location Production Activity Numbers in 2010 Underscore Importance of California Film & Television Tax Credit

January 11, 2011 by


According to FilmL.A. President Paul Audley, the local entertainment industry can be “cautiously optimistic” about the health of their business in 2011, based on new numbers released today regarding production activity in 2010.  According to FilmL.A., on-location filming across the board increased “nearly 15 percent” in 2010: on-location filming across all categories increased nearly 15 […]