Film Works CA

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Film Works for California

Dear Film Works L.A. Supporters, We have some exciting news. After a little more than three years supporting the Greater Los Angeles film, television and commercial production industry, FilmL.A. is taking its Film Works ™ campaign statewide.  We’re supported in this effort by numerous organizations, including the diverse members of the California Film and Television Production Alliance and the Film …

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Before Brand Library: Glendale’s El Miradero and its Use in Early Films

Unique thematic architectural homes stand out all around the Los Angeles area, like Yamashiro and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Barnsdall, Freeman, …

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“Christmas in Hollywood” Shoots for Authenticity, as Other Jurisdictions Offer Independents Good Tidings

Bigger-budget studio features, once the mainstay of the Los Angeles film production economy, are no longer filmed in great numbers …

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2012: Another Year Fighting Runaway Production

Earlier this month, FilmL.A. released its year-end 2012 report covering on-location film production in Los Angeles.  The total number of …

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New LAEDC Report Shows Further Declines from Runaway Production

A brand new report released this month from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) paints an impressive picture …

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Zack Mandell: The Advantages of Shooting in California

(This is a guest post submitted by Film Works supporter Zack Mandell, a movie enthusiast and owner of www.movieroomreviews.com and …

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The Economic Impact of “Argo”: 90 Days and $31 Million

From August to November 2011, Ben Affleck’s Argo filmed in Los Angeles and spent $31,049,818.  Filming locations in the Los …

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The “Modern Writers” Behind L.A.’s Modern Family

This week, the hit television show Modern Family won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for the third consecutive …

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Film & Television Producers Thank California Lawmakers for Film Incentive

As longtime Film Works followers know well, two bills authorizing an extension of the California Film & Television Tax Credit …

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California Film & TV Tax Credit: Defending the State from Runaway Production

In 2009, California enacted a Film & Television Tax Credit program to help defend the state from runaway production.  Guess …

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Mary Mallory: Pasadena in Film at Busch Gardens and Hogan’s Aristocratic Dream

Filmmakers have always loved shooting around the Los Angeles area because so many diverse locations offer tantalizing story possibilities at …

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