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CAL GOVERNMENT GROUP SLAMS STATE’S FILM TAX INCENTIVES

June 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A report by California’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office questions the findings of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. and UCLA that supported the state’s tax incentive program. Far from resulting in growing revenue for the state as those findings concluded, the tax incentive program, it said, actually brings in “well under $1.00 for every tax […]

L.A. MAYOR SEEKS TO HALT RUNAWAY PRODUCTIONS

August 25, 2011 by · 8 Comments 

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has promised Hollywood filmmakers that he will take further action to halt runaway production. Speaking at a forum organized by Variety, the mayor acknowledged that the city could do more to make the city more friendly to producers. “This is one of the most important industries for us,” he said. […]

MORE TV PRODUCERS LURED AWAY BY TAX INCENTIVES

June 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Even as production of television pilots booms, thanks to more original programming being produced for cable TV, the percentage being produced in Hollywood continues to dwindle, according to a new report by FilmL.A., the group that coordinates the issuance of film permits for location shooting in the area. The report indicates that while 169 pilots […]

CALIFORNIA FILM COMMISSION SELECTS FILMS TO RECEIVE TAX CREDITS

June 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The California Film Commission has announced that 27 movies and TV series will share $100 million in tax credits in the coming year. The Commission said that it had received 176 applications this year. Three TV series received the largest amounts — Bad Wolf Productions’ Torchwood and FTP’s Body of Proof and The Protectors. In […]

WOODY: IT’S CHEAPER TO FILM OVERSEAS

August 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Woody Allen made the case for “run away production” at a news conference in Madrid Tuesday. He told reporters that he has made nearly all of his movies abroad in recent years because he could no longer afford to make them in New York. Moreover, he said, European actors and film crews have a creative […]