FilmL.A. Issues 2015 Pilot Production Report

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Released in July, FilmL.A.’s 2015 Pilot Production Report provides updated insight from our decade-old tracking effort focused on new television projects and promising series. This year’s report features expanded analysis of digital pilot production and trends in “straight-to-series” pilot orders and “pilot-to-series” relocation. FilmL.A.’s 2015 count shows that 202 broadcast, cable and digital pilots (111 Dramas, 91 Comedies) were produced … Read More

L.A. Area Feature Film Production Falls in Early ‘15

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On-location film production in Greater Los Angeles slipped 3.1 percent in the first quarter of 2015 to 8,707 Shoot Days*, according to a new research update from FilmL.A. The not-for-profit organization FilmL.A. serves as the official film office of the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles and other area jurisdictions. FilmL.A.’s report illustrates to what extent L.A. … Read More

The Advantages of Shooting in California

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(This is a guest post submitted by Film Works supporter Zack Mandell, a movie enthusiast and owner of and writer of movie reviews.  He writes extensively about the movie industry for sites such as Gossip Center, Yahoo, NowPublic, and Helium.) California is famous for several reasons.  In the last fifty years, the state has spawned two presidents.  It is … Read More

Santa Monica Movie Studio “Xcited” About the Future

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Whenever we hear about an entertainment business committed to growing and expanding its presence in the Golden State, we like to pay them a visit.  And, when Film Works learned that Lee Brownstein, founder of Santa Monica-based XcitableBoy Productions, made the gutsy decision to expand during one of the slowest film production periods on record, we knew that he and … 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 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

Bronson Canyon – The World’s Stand-in

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Best known as the location from which the Batmobile sped out every week in the 1960s in search of villains committing dastardly deeds, Bronson Canyon and its cave has been featured in dozens of movies and television shows because of its craggy, desolate, and remote location, though just minutes above Hollywood on Canyon Drive in Griffith Park.  This area has been a … Read More

Expansion Plans at Three Major Studios Promise Thousands of Jobs, Billions in New Economic Activity for L.A. Region

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There are some very exciting plans at three of the major studios (Disney, Paramount, & NBCUniversal) to expand their operations significantly in California. If approved, these plans should offer hope to the thousands of workers and small businesses in California struggling through one of the longest and most devastating periods of runaway production in Hollywood’s history. Film Works decided to provide a … 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