Jobs Optimism Grows as Filmmakers Invest in L.A.

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When the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program 2.0 debuted in July, supporters looked with anticipation to the fall, when the benefits of the new program would first be seen.  And now, a little less than six months since initial program funds were allocated, production is booming in Greater Los Angeles and jobs optimism is on the rise. All … Read More

FilmL.A. Releases Third Quarter Production Update

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The third quarter of 2015 set a new record for on-location Television production in Los Angeles, according to a recent FilmL.A. report. The 4,308 Shoot Days (SD) tallied last quarter in the Television category made it the strongest quarter on record for the category in five years.  Within the Television category, on-location TV Drama production rose 23.9 percent (to 1,187 … Read More

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

Register for the Film In California Conference

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Hosted by the California Film Commission and the FLICS — the Film Liaisons in California Statewide — the Film In California Conference is the largest event held exclusively to promote filming in the state of California.  The 2015 conference will be held on Saturday, June 13 at the CBS Studio Center in Studio City from 11a-6p.  Special guests include Joe … 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. Updates Quarterly Film Production Stats

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Earlier this month, FilmL.A. released second quarter on-location filming statistics for Greater Los Angeles.  Regional on-location Television production increased 33.7 percent over the prior year, totaling 5,761 permitted production days (PPD). Coincidentally, the category also exceeded its 5-year quarterly average by 33.7 percent. FilmL.A. researchers attribute most of the apparent growth to seasonal production shifts, although the California Film & … Read More

California Film & TV Tax Credit Helps Drive Growth in First Quarter

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FilmL.A.’s recent film statistics update revealed that while overall film production has declined nearly one percent so far in 2014 (13,265 PPD in 2014 vs.  13,361 PPD in 2013), projects retained with the aid of the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program contribute mightily to regional production yields. This past quarter, fully 25 percent of area Feature production and … 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