FilmL.A. Publishes 2014 Feature Film Production Study

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Earlier this week, FilmL.A. Research released its 2014 Feature Film Production Report, which analyzes a sample of 106 U.S. feature films released theatrically last year, identifying where they were filmed and how much was spent to produce them. The report also examines California’s top competitors and year-over-year trends in feature production yield. According to the 20-page study, total of 22 … Read More

FilmL.A. Celebrates Expansion of CA Film & Television Tax Credit

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On September 18, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1839 (Gatto/Bocanegra) — the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act — into law.  The bill signing took place before a crowd of elected officials and film industry professionals at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA.  The event was monumental for California film and television workers, … 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

State Film & Television Tax Credit Provides Base on Which CA Can Build

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Earlier this month, two committees of the California State Assembly held a joint meeting to discuss the state’s Film & Television Tax Credit Program. Amid widespread agreement that the program merits expansion in the new legislative session, the California Film Commission presented facts about how the program now in effect has benefited the state. Enacted in 2009, California’s film incentive … Read More

FilmL.A. to Co-Present SAG Foundation Panel on Runaway Production, California Film Incentive

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On Thursday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m., The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, along with FilmL.A and the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local, will present “LifeRaft: Made in L.A.” — a panel presentation focused on film production incentives and their effect on filming in California. The event, which is open to SAG-AFTRA and Equity members, is also available to non-member audiences online … Read More