California Gets (Curtailed) Extension of Film & Television Tax Credit

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Earlier this month, Governor Brown signed a one-year extension of the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program. The bill (AB1069-Fuentes), was vital to protecting our entertainment industry and putting tens of thousands of Californians to work by keeping billions of dollars of film industry spending in-state. While the Governor’s support for AB1069 was welcomed by many of the bill’s … Read More

Los Angeles Welcomes Rise in On-Location Feature Film Activity

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On-location filming across all categories increased 15.4 percent in the third quarter, according to a report FilmL.A. released earlier this month. Compared to the same period a year ago, last quarter saw a marked increase in on-location Feature film production and an anticipated decrease in TV Drama production. On-location Feature production increased 49.9 percent for the quarter (2,079 permitted production … Read More

FilmL.A. Staff Invited to Sacramento as Expert Witnesses in Legislative Process

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Public participation in government is essential for democracy. Yet, there is often a level of public detachment from the seemingly mundane workings of state government in Sacramento. But, every once in awhile, a bill comes along that promises a real impact on the day-to-day lives of Californians. One such bill – AB1069 – promises an economic return benefiting every citizen … Read More

FilmL.A. Data Provide Insight Into Local Production

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When California State Assemblymember Anthony J. Portantino called a hearing on March 18, 2011 to discuss California’s Film & Television Tax Credit, FilmL.A. was on the short list of organizations invited to testify. FilmL.A. Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs Todd Lindgren delivered a short presentation to the Select Committee on the Preservation of California’s Entertainment Industry. Using a longitudinal … Read More

California State Tax Credits Fuel Local Feature Production

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Earlier this month, we released our second quarterly production report for 2010, showing a 16 percent increase in local days of permitted on-location production.  Driven by production gains in local feature film, commercial, and reality television, a total of 11,134 permitted production days (PPD) were logged between April and June of 2010, compared to just 9,597 PPD for those months … Read More