FilmL.A. to Co-Present SAG Foundation Panel on Runaway Production, California Film Incentive

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On Thursday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m., The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, along with FilmL.A and the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local, will present “LifeRaft: Made in L.A.” — a panel presentation focused on film production incentives and their effect on filming in California. The event, which is open to SAG-AFTRA and Equity members, is also available to non-member audiences online … Read More

TV Drama Production Plummets While Commercials Climb in L.A.

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On-location filming across all categories increased 1.7 percent in 2012 (46,254 permitted production days [PPD] in 2012 vs. 45,484 PPD in 2011), according to a report FilmL.A. released earlier this month. Compared to the same period a year ago, the year saw an increase in on-location feature film production and a drastic decrease in the local production of television dramas. … Read More

Hollywood Panel Discusses Path for Production’s Return

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On November 16, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presented its first ever State of the Entertainment Industry Conference at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.  The theme of the conference, “Restoring Hollywood as the Center of the Creative Universe,” focused the day’s events on what Los Angeles business leaders must do to make film and related industries work better in the state. … 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 www.movieroomreviews.com 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

The “Modern Writers” Behind L.A.’s Modern Family

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This week, the hit television show Modern Family won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for the third consecutive year.  Since it first premiered three years ago, Modern Family has garnered a total of 12 Emmys for categories that include acting, directing and — perhaps most importantly — for writing.  Without a doubt, Modern Family is firing on all … Read More