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. Adds Monrovia to its Growing List of Clients

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The City of Monrovia has approved an agreement with FilmL.A., establishing the not-for-profit as the film permit coordinator for the area.  FilmL.A. will now accept applications for permits to film within the Monrovia city limits. The 13.7 square mile city is located 20 miles northeast of Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Monrovia is part of … Read More

FilmL.A. Co-Sponsors the 22nd Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival

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Earlier this month, FilmL.A. representatives attended various screenings and events associated with the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF).  The festival is America’s largest and most prestigious black film festival.  This year marked the 22nd anniversary of the festival, which ran from February 6-17.   During the festival a total of 172 films were screened featuring filmmakers from 46 … Read More

FilmL.A. Research Issues 20-Year Film Production Retrospective

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Earlier this month, FilmL.A. Research published one of its most comprehensive reports ever. The new report, entitled “Filming On-Location in Los Angeles: 1993-2013,” analyzes patterns of growth and decline in local filming brought about by developments in the U.S. domestic film, television and commercial production market. The report includes a detailed examination of filming trends across nine distinct project categories, … Read More

New Faces for FilmL.A. Board of Directors in 2014

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FilmL.A.’s Board of Directors has new leadership for 2014. Last December, acting on the recommendations of its nominating subcommittee, the board voted unanimously to extend the service terms of thirteen of its members, name four new members to the board and appoint a new slate of officers and executive committee. FilmL.A. is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors, which … Read More

FilmL.A. Adds Monterey Park to Roster of Valued Clients

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The City of Monterey Park recently approved an agreement with FilmL.A., establishing the not-for-profit as the film permit coordinator for the area.  FilmL.A. began accepting applications for permits to film within the Monterey Park city limits in late November. The 7.73 square mile city is located in the San Gabriel Valley.  Monterey Park is just 10 minutes east of Downtown … Read More

FilmL.A. Expands Community Relations Department

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FilmL.A. is pleased to announce the appointment of two new additions to its communications department.  Replacing retiring community relations director Geoffrey Smith, community outreach liaisons Arturo Piña and Guy Langman are now charged with growing and implementing FilmL.A.’s neighborhood outreach and education programs. Guy Langman, a Modesto CA native, retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2013 after 20+ years … Read More

L.A. Keeping Pace with Trends in Film Office Function

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Last month, the Atlanta City Council approved the creation of a City Office of Entertainment, a move that local media said would help to “streamline the permit process” to shoot in the city and “mitigate neighborhood impacts” from filming. If these phrases sound familiar, then you probably know about FilmL.A. and the work we do here in Los Angeles.  Formed … Read More

FilmL.A. Employees Get Recognition in Print

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To recognize staffers for providing fantastic customer service to industry customers, government clients and community stakeholders, FilmL.A. introduced its G.R.I.P. program (Giving Recognition in Print) in 2007. Under the G.R.I.P. program, FilmL.A. supervisors and peers can commend their co-workers for acts of exemplary customer service.  Company-wide recognition and token bonuses memorialize employees’ achievements and motivate staffers to go the extra … Read More

Team FilmL.A. – Pounds the Pavement During 2013 L.A. Marathon

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  On March 17, FilmL.A. staffers arrived at Dodger Stadium ready to take part in the 27th annual ASICS Los Angeles Marathon.  Dressed in matching FilmL.A. tech-shirts, the group was race ready. Team FilmL.A. joined 24,000 excited participants in the mass trek from downtown to Santa Monica.  Adding to the excitement of the day were 35 bands, five entertainment centers … Read More