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Film tax credits, new media outlets help revive entertainment economy in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Legislation signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown last year that offered more generous state tax incentives for film and TV production is being credited for a spike in the number of location shoots across Los Angeles. The local industry is also getting a boost from Hollywood newcomers including Amazon, Netflix and […]

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Film and TV jobs are migrating to New York and Atlanta, but workers are still better off in L.A.

Annlee EllingsonStaff WriterL.A. Biz My husband returns home next week after living in Atlanta for six months. We moved to Los Angeles 17 years ago because it’s the entertainment capital of the world, and he worked steadily in television here for a decade and a half. But like for many Hollywood workers and their families, […]

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LA FIGHTING BACK AGAINST RUNAWAY TV, FILM PRODUCTION

By Marc Cota-Robles LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Mayor Eric Garcetti Friday touted the success of an expanded tax credit program that is luring entertainment projects back to Southern California. Film and television productions are returning to California thanks to a significant increase in film tax credits. “We want them to spend their money here, we want […]

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Advanced paint techniques for the film industry

Learn painting processes used in the film industry—ageing techniques, wood grains, marble and stone effects– through demonstrations and practice with one of the most knowledgeable scenic artists in the film industry. This two day intensive workshop is perfect for art students, artists, trades painters; those with a desire to expand their skills. This will be […]

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New Tax Credits Boost Filming In L.A. In Q3

by David Robb California’s new film tax credit already is paying dividends in Los Angeles, which saw a 3.8% increase in on-location filming during the third quarter of 2015 compared with the same period last year. The first round of TV projects that qualified under the incentives program entered production during the quarter, and the impact was dramatic, with […]

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Warner Bros inks film production tie-up in China

Warner Brothers Entertainment and China Media Capital are forming a joint venture to develop Chinese-language movies for global and domestic markets. http://media.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/entertainment-news/warner-bros-inks-film-production-tieup-in-china-6895638.html

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Federal Judge Dismisses Antitrust Claims Against Hollywood Agency Giants

Posted by: : Paul Ebeling United Talent Agency and ICM Partners have convinced a court to dismiss several claims filed against them by a smaller talent agency, including the allegation that they violated antitrust law by collecting “packaging fees” on television projects. Lenhoff & Lenhoff, Charles Lenhoff’s boutique talent agency, filed suit in February after losing two […]

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DGA Six-Year Study: TV Hiring Pipeline Disadvantages Women and Minority Directors at Point of Entry

Employers Hire Just 18% Female and 14% Minority First-Time Episodic TV Directors LOS ANGELES –(SPW)– Recognizing the fundamental role that a “first break” in the television business can play to increase diversity, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) today issued the results of a six-year analysis of the gender and ethnic diversity of directors who […]

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20th Century Props reopens amid production rebound in L.A.

By RICHARD VERRIER In a propitious sign for Los Angeles’ production sector, one of Hollywood’s largest prop houses is reopening six years after it shut down. 20th Century Props stunned the industry in 2009 when it closed its North Hollywood business amid mounting losses that it blamed on the flight of production from L.A. Several L.A. prop houses […]

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California film tax credit legislation is a blockbuster hit with jobs

Today, the California Film Commission announced the first round of recipients for feature films and independent projects, bringing back jobs and revenue to California as promised by AB 1839, known as the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act of 2014.  The film tax credit program was spearheaded by Assemblymembers Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) […]

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