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VETERAN PRODUCER HURD URGES BOOST IN CALIFORNIA TAX INCENTIVES

March 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Producer Gale Anne Hurd, whose credits include The Terminator, The Hulk and Aliens as well as AMC’s hit drama The Walking Dead, is urging the California legislature to expand state tax credits to compete more effectively against other states that offer them. Saying that she has not filmed a movie or TV show in California […]

CALIF. FILM CREDITS DRY UP; SO DOES PRODUCTION

April 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Illustrating how dependent the local film and TV industry has become on tax credits, FilmL.A., the semi-official agency that coordinates the issuance of permits for location shooting in the Los Angeles area, said that overall production activity fell 20 percent last week compared with the comparable week a year ago. Feature film production took the […]

LOCATION MANAGERS GET TOUR OF UNDERUSED S.E. LOS ANGELES

April 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In yet another effort to slow runaway production to other states and countries, the Location Managers Guild of America, aided by the California Film Commission, is organizing tours of areas in the southeastern part of Los Angeles County for studio location managers and producers. As reported by today’s (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times, the tour takes […]

APPLYING FOR CALIF. TAX CREDITS? ACT FAST!

March 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Producers wishing to apply for tax credits under California’s $100-million annual Film & Television Tax Credit Program are being encouraged to file their applications on June 1 or face the possibility of being placed on a waiting list. The program, launched in 2009 to counter tax incentives offered by other states and countries, has quickly […]

FEATURE FILM SHOOTING IN L.A. STALLS

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Suggesting that the movie and TV industries are not as immune to the recession as some financial commentators have suggested they are, FilmLA, the one-stop clearinghouse for on-location film permits in Los Angeles, said Tueday that on-location feature-film shooting during the past ten weeks fell 9 percent below the same period a year ago. The […]

CALIFORNIA QUICKLY SPENDS ALL ITS MOVIE TAX-CREDIT FUND

August 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

California’s $100-million tax-credit fund aimed at stemming the tide of runaway productions to other states, has been depleted for the year, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Wednesday). The California Film Commission has granted tax credits to 30 of the 75 productions that applied for them, the newspaper said. The remaining productions, California Film Commission […]