The Sleuths at the Floral Parade

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Article written by Mary Mallory The Tournament of Roses Parade is going on its 122th year, and grows more elaborate and beautiful every year.  Bands, floats, cars, horses, and even celebrities take part in this festive annual event.  This year, Paramount Pictures is even entering a float celebrating its 100th anniversary, honoring “Titanic” and “Wings”, the first feature film awarded … Read More

Guest Post: Cinema Is Los Angeles, And it Needs to Stay that Way

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(Ed. — Below is a post by guest blogger S. Carson, who responded to Film Works’ open invitation for guest posts.  Anyone interested in contributing as a guest blogger should email us at [email protected]) Walking up the dimly lit stairs, I bounded to the top and settled myself directly in the middle chair. I always arrived early to make sure … Read More

93 Days and $20.2 Million: The Economic Impact of One Film

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From September to November 2009, one major motion picture filmed in Los Angeles and spent $20,210,176.  For confidentiality reasons, the name of the film has been withheld.  The following is a detailed breakdown of how that money was spent: Hotel room days: 213 $66,061 Car rental days: 655 $45,070 Catering, bakery goods & other food items $751,790 Hardware & lumber … Read More

Film Works Testimonials – Angelenos Who Don’t Take the Biz for Granted

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It’s once again time to share some of the testimonies we’ve received from supporters about why filming in Los Angeles matters to them.  When Film Works published the first “I Support Filming in Los Angels Because” post in March, we were struck by how many comments ran counter to the rumored perception that many Angelenos take the entertainment industry for … Read More

Pair of Television Pilot Reports Reveal Impacts From State Film Incentives

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Earlier this week, FilmL.A. released its fourth report from its six-year study of television pilot production.  The report presented a mixed bag of findings: Out of those 169 [pilot] projects, a total of 87 television pilots were produced in the Los Angeles region. By one measure, this is second-largest annual take in Los Angeles history, totaling eleven projects more than … Read More

“Film Ready” L.A. Property Company and Local Non-Profit Making “Film Work” for Skid Row Residents

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Film Works is pleased to present our first business profile/public service announcement (PSA) video and blog post.  We contacted Los Angeles-based Cap Equity Locations after hearing about a partnership they formed with SRO Housing, which is “dedicated to building a vibrant community for homeless and low-income individuals.”  Rather write about this partnership, which Film Works thought was fantastic, we decided to … Read More

I Support Filming in Los Angeles Because….

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“One of the things that’s getting very lost in the business of movies, where people go… very often to Canada to shoot films… is that we lose the ability to capture parts of our own culture.” — Director James Mangold (Director’s Commentary, Walk the Line) As it turns out, many of the Film Works supporters who’ve signed onto the campaign … Read More

Hollywood At Heart of LA, California & US Economic Backbone

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Without a doubt, the entertainment industry is a fundamental and indispensable pillar of the economy.  That’s true not only in greater Los Angeles, but also the State of California and the entire United States.  Whether measured in terms of employment, the number of business establishments,  positive balance of international trade or as a source of tax revenue, the importance and … Read More