Browsing All posts tagged under »what people in LA think about runaway production«

Guest Post: Cinema Is Los Angeles, And it Needs to Stay that Way

November 15, 2011 by


(Ed. — Below is a post by guest blogger S. Carson, who responded to Film Works’ open invitation for guest posts.  Anyone interested in contributing as a guest blogger should email the campaign at Walking up the dimly lit stairs, I bounded to the top and settled myself directly in the middle chair. I […]

L.A. Mayor Urges Action at State Level, Takes Action at Local Level to Fight Runaway Production

September 21, 2011 by


Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, like many other concerned citizens and public officials, took it upon himself to urge Governor Brown to sign the extension of the California Film & Television Tax Credit in a letter sent to the Governor’s Office earlier this month.  To see a copy of the Mayor’s letter, click on the following […]

One “Saint’s” Historical Fight Against the “Dire Threat of Runaway Production”

August 10, 2011 by


In the first of a series of historical articles about runaway production from the Associated Press we will be posting on the blog, Film Works selected a piece from 1961 about the great Eva Marie Saint, who waged “her own little revolution against the dire threat of runaway production.”  Does Hollywood need more big-name celebrities like Eva Marie Saint […]

Attention California-Based Television & Film Productions! Film Works Wants You!

July 14, 2011 by


Do you work on an ongoing L.A.-based television show or movie that might be interested in becoming a Film Works supporter? If so, please let us know by contacting us at Right now, Film Works bumper stickers and/or large campaign wraps are on vehicles for “The Mentalist”, “CSI: New York” and “Parenthood”. Film Works […]

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 […]

Film Works Update: Campaign Breaking More Records; “Avatar” Sequels in LA; and a Message to Bill Clinton

May 26, 2011 by


Film Works Blog Shatters Monthly Record, Again; Facebook Fans Top 900: On May 23, the Film Works blog officially broke the monthly record for most site visits!  Thus far, each month has set a new record, breaking the previous record set the month before.  Sorry April 2011, but May 2011 was just that much busier.  […]

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 […]