New Council Committee Entertains Filming

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The Los Angeles City Council’s Jobs and Business Development Committee has been assigned oversight of filming issues, which until recently were under the City’s Public Works Committee.  Councilman Richard Alarcón has been appointed Chair of “Jobs” and has committed to an aggressive agenda to make it easier to film in Los Angeles.   The committee met on September 22 to … Read More

Waiting for Their Big Break(even)

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This is L.A.  Nearly everyone knows someone who wants to “make it” in showbiz — as a singer, actor, writer, director, etc.  But there are numerous local businesses that serve the entertainment industry that are also trying to “make it” — by keeping their doors open and staff employed, as the struggling economy and the flight of the industry to … Read More

FilmL.A. Helps L.A. “Get Noticed”

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Some days, it seems like everyone in L.A. is hoping to get noticed by someone in the film industry.  At FilmL.A., we’re not in the business of helping you to sell a screenplay, find an agent or land an audition, but every day, we still help thousands of locals “get noticed” by film professionals. One of the many services FilmL.A. … Read More

California Finally Gets Own Filming Incentive

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>After years of work by dedicated champions for entertainment industry jobs, California has a film tax incentive.  On February 20, 2009, Governor Schwarzenegger signed legislation creating tax credits for qualified film and television productions.  The funding allocation is $100 million a year for five years. The state legislature has recognized that the filmed entertainment industry is extremely mobile and that … Read More

L.A. Filming Centennial Highlights What’s at Stake

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This year Los Angeles’ movie industry celebrates a centennial.  One hundred years ago in 1909 the first motion picture filmed entirely within Los Angeles was shot downtown at 8th and Olive.  Film production became a signature industry for our region and state, as its products were exported throughout the world. Unfortunately, movie industry jobs have been exported as well. The phenomenon … Read More