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