FilmL.A. Releases Follow-Up Television Drama Study

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In early August, and in conjunction with Tune In: the Variety TV Summit 2014, FilmL.A. Research released a mini-study about television drama production in California.  The report set out to answer key questions prompted by FilmL.A.’s release of its second quarter On-Location Film Production Report, which revealed unexpectedly strong quarterly gains in local television drama production.  In July, FilmL.A. categorized the … Read More

Reel Jobs are Real Jobs: Hundreds Gather at State Capitol to Show Support for AB 1839

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The behind-the-camera workers of the film and television industry transformed the California State Capitol into a production studio for the California Film and Television Production Alliance Mobilization Day on Wednesday August 20, demonstrating to lawmakers how the jobs that bring our favorite movies and television shows to life also vitalize the state’s economy. AB 1839 (Gatto/Bocanegra) the California Film and … Read More

FilmL.A. Research Releases 2014 Television Pilot Production Report

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Earlier this summer, FilmL.A. Research released its annual television pilot study.  The 2014 Television Pilot Production Report provides updated insight into L.A.’s ongoing loss of new television pilot projects and promising series. Most notably, the 2013/2014 development cycle unfortunately saw New York (with 24 drama projects retained) dethrone Los Angeles (with 19 drama projects retained) to become North America’s most … Read More

In Case You Missed It: Los Angeles Times Editorial – To Keep Hollywood in Hollywood, Tax Incentives are Key

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In case you missed it, this op/ed penned by Los Angeles City Council Member Paul Krekorian ran in the July 13, 2014 edition of the Los Angeles Times. Sacramento raced this month to approve a $420-million tax break for one company — Lockheed Martin. In almost the same breath, the governor and legislative leaders pledged to give a similar credit … Read More

TV Production Schedule Shift Gives L.A. Filming False Lift

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FilmL.A. — the official film office of the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles and other area jurisdictions — today updated its regional on-location filming report. The report showed an unseasonably strong television production yield for the second quarter of 2014, which FilmL.A. attributes to production schedule shifts. “FilmL.A. is committed to broadening understanding of California film … Read More

New York Surpasses Los Angeles in Attracting New TV Drama Pilots

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FilmL.A., the not-for-profit film office serving the Greater Los Angeles Region, today announced the release of a new report prepared by its research division. The 2014 Television Pilot Production Report provides updated insight into L.A.’s ongoing loss of new television pilot projects and promising series. The 2013/2014 development cycle saw New York (with 24 drama projects retained) dethrone Los Angeles … Read More

Hundreds Rally in San Francisco to Support California Film & Television Tax Credit

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In a call for California to become more competitive and save one of its iconic industries, more than 600 union workers, film makers, local business representatives and hospitality workers gathered on June 14 in San Francisco to show support for Assembly Bill 1839 (Gatto/Bocanegra). If passed by the state legislature and signed by the governor, the bill could help retain … Read More

FilmL.A. Issues New Feature Film Production Report

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FilmL.A., the not-for-profit film office serving the Greater Los Angeles region, today announced the release of a new report prepared by its research division. The 2013 Feature Film Production Study analyzes a sample of 108 U.S. feature films released theatrically last year, identifying where they were filmed, how much was spent to produce them and how many jobs they sustained … Read More

FilmL.A. Research Issues 20-Year Film Production Retrospective

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Earlier this month, FilmL.A. Research published one of its most comprehensive reports ever. The new report, entitled “Filming On-Location in Los Angeles: 1993-2013,” analyzes patterns of growth and decline in local filming brought about by developments in the U.S. domestic film, television and commercial production market. The report includes a detailed examination of filming trends across nine distinct project categories, … Read More