Commercial Production Spending Increases in California

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In late September, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) released its thirteenth Annual Survey of the Commercial Production Industry.  The Los Angeles based market research consulting firm Bovitz prepared the report, which measures industry trends and activity in the $6 billion-plus production industry. The survey quantifies the economic impact of commercial production, including identifying geographic trends in production activity … Read More

California Film Commission Announces First Projects Retained via California’s Newly Expanded Film & Television Tax Credit Program

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Ending months of anticipation about the potential impact of California’s new $330 million Film & Television Tax Credit Program, the California Film Commission (CFC) today identified the first 11 television projects that will receive credit under the state’s recently expanded film incentive.  The 11 projects, competitively selected from a pool of 37 applicants, include 6 new television series, 4 relocating … Read More

California Film and Television Alliance Issues Statement on the Passage of the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act

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Today, 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. Governor Brown signed the bill into law before a crowd of enthusiastic supporters a special ceremony held at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA. The California Film and Television Alliance — a coalition … Read More

Reel Jobs are Real Jobs: Hundreds Gather at State Capitol to Show Support for AB 1839

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The behind-the-camera workers of the film and television industry transformed the California State Capitol into a production studio for the California Film and Television Production Alliance Mobilization Day on Wednesday August 20, demonstrating to lawmakers how the jobs that bring our favorite movies and television shows to life also vitalize the state’s economy. AB 1839 (Gatto/Bocanegra) the California Film and … Read More

In Case You Missed It: Los Angeles Times Editorial – To Keep Hollywood in Hollywood, Tax Incentives are Key

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In case you missed it, this op/ed penned by Los Angeles City Council Member Paul Krekorian ran in the July 13, 2014 edition of the Los Angeles Times. Sacramento raced this month to approve a $420-million tax break for one company — Lockheed Martin. In almost the same breath, the governor and legislative leaders pledged to give a similar credit … Read More

Hundreds Rally in San Francisco to Support California Film & Television Tax Credit

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In a call for California to become more competitive and save one of its iconic industries, more than 600 union workers, film makers, local business representatives and hospitality workers gathered on June 14 in San Francisco to show support for Assembly Bill 1839 (Gatto/Bocanegra). If passed by the state legislature and signed by the governor, the bill could help retain … Read More

California Assembly Bill 1839: Keeping Film and TV Production Jobs in California

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California’s preeminent place in the global economy comes from a continuous drive for more and better opportunities, constant growth and never settling for the status quo. That drive is at the heart of new legislation, AB 1839, authored by Assembly members Mike Gatto and Raul Bocanegra. California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program is one of the state’s most efficient and … Read More