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

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

Expansion Plans at Universal Focus on Filmmaking, Tourism and Thousands of Jobs

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Earlier this year, we reported on the Southern California expansion plans currently underway by Paramount, Disney and NBCUniversal.  Each studio’s project means billions invested in the local economy and, more importantly, tens of thousands of jobs.  In the coming months, Film Works will follow up on each plan as they progress with in-depth articles.  First up, NBCUniversal. Earlier this month, … Read More

Star Waggons: A Star for the Local Economy

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If Star Waggons’ Jason Waggoner had his way, celebrities would say “I’ll be in my Star Waggon” instead of, “I’ll be in my trailer.”  Started by Jason’s father, Lyle Waggoner, in the early 1980s, Star Waggons is a local manufacturing and equipment rental powerhouse with an impressive fleet of over 800 custom-built film trailers.  That’s right, the bulk of the … Read More