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

California’s Runaway Production Crisis Draws National Attention

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California’s ongoing struggle with runaway production has been getting lots of attention in recent weeks. In fact, runaway production is now a topic of discussion in some of the nation’s most influential news sources. This week, the exodus of production from California and the jobs and spending that go with it was the subject of an in-depth article in The … Read More

State Film & Television Tax Credit Provides Base on Which CA Can Build

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Earlier this month, two committees of the California State Assembly held a joint meeting to discuss the state’s Film & Television Tax Credit Program. Amid widespread agreement that the program merits expansion in the new legislative session, the California Film Commission presented facts about how the program now in effect has benefited the state. Enacted in 2009, California’s film incentive … 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

Where Comics-Inspired Movies are Made

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Think about your favorite comic book characters and comic-inspired films.  Take a second and try to remember — where were those films made? If you took the all-too-easy path and guessed Hollywood, you’d only be half right.  The truth is that comic-inspired blockbusters are made all over the world, and since 2003, only a handful of these lucrative big-budget projects … Read More