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 via LiveStream.  Registration details for the event and the LiveStream feed are available here.

As the official invitation notes, Hollywood will probably long retain its entertainment-associated glamor. But that doesn’t mean that state and international film incentives aren’t drawing film, television and commercial projects away from California and production centers like Los Angeles.

In fact, according to a recent FilmL.A. analysis, in 2012 local on-location feature film production remained nearly 58 percent below its peak in 1996.  The need for a competitive film incentive program in California is ongoing.

Don’t miss this informative talk on an issue of great concern to all Angelenos!

Email questions to panel organizers at or tweet to #SAGF.

The full panel is as follows:

  • Paul Audley – President, FilmL.A.
  • Chris Baugh – Location Manager, Argo
  • Stephen Collins – Actor, No Ordinary Family, 7th Heaven
  • Felipe Fuentes – City Council Member/Former Assemblyman
  • Amy Lemisch – Executive Director, California Film Commission
  • Richard H. Prince – Production Manager, CSI Series
  • Steven J. Wolfe – Producer, 500 Days of Summer, Baggage Claim
  • Moderator: Ilyanne Morden Kichaven, Executive Director Los Angeles, SAG-AFTRA
  • Introductory Remarks: Stacey Travis, Co-Chair of SAG-AFTRA LA Local Legislative Committee

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