FilmL.A. Moderates Panel on California Film Incentive

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On Thursday, January 26, 2012, FilmL.A. VP Todd Lindgren moderated a panel sponsored by Manpower and the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) focusing on California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program. The panel was comprised of: The Honorable Felipe Fuentes, CA State Assemblyman (D, 39th District)   Amy Lemisch, Executive Director, California Film Commission   Matthew Gross, Executive Producer, … Read More

California Gets (Curtailed) Extension of Film & Television Tax Credit

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Earlier this month, Governor Brown signed a one-year extension of the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program. The bill (AB1069-Fuentes), was vital to protecting our entertainment industry and putting tens of thousands of Californians to work by keeping billions of dollars of film industry spending in-state. While the Governor’s support for AB1069 was welcomed by many of the bill’s … Read More

“Drive” Helping Put Los Angeles Back On Screen, Local Economy Back on Feet

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Opening in theaters across the nation today is FilmDistrict’s Drive, which stars Ryan Gossling, Carey Mulligan and Albert Brooks.  The film is being widely praised by critics and has an impressive 94% rating at Rotton Tomatoes. The film was shot entirely on location in Los Angeles, which is a very rare event these days. Director Nicolas Winding Refn was committed … Read More

L.A. City Council Member Pens Letter to Governor in Support of Film Incentive…Did You?

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Today, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, urging him sign the one-year extension of the California Film & Television Tax Credit into law.  As we have said many times, writing a letter personalizes your story and demonstrates to elected officials the impact of runaway production on real people. Councilmember Krekorian did today what … Read More

FilmL.A. Staff Invited to Sacramento as Expert Witnesses in Legislative Process

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Public participation in government is essential for democracy. Yet, there is often a level of public detachment from the seemingly mundane workings of state government in Sacramento. But, every once in awhile, a bill comes along that promises a real impact on the day-to-day lives of Californians. One such bill – AB1069 – promises an economic return benefiting every citizen … Read More