LA TV, Film Production Hit Hard By Rival Incentives Over Two-Decade Span: FilmLA

By and | Tuesday January 14, 2014 @ 12:15pm PST

hollywood-signThe latest FilmLA survey puts some numbers on the losses Hollywood’s suffered from the proliferation of tax incentives in other states and countries in the past two decades. Although feature production has bounced back from 2009′s all-time low thanks to that year’s introduction of the CA Film & TV Tax Credit, only two $100M+ productions of 2013 were filmed in L.A. with California-based films accounting for just 9% of all feature production. Year over year local feature production was up 19% in 2013 from 2012 – still just half as robust as it was in 1996. On the small screen side, local TV drama production recovered slightly from its worst-ever 2012 showing, up 16% but still 39% below its peak in 2008, while sitcom production increased by 8% over 2012. Thanks to original programming pushes by companies like Netflix and Amazon, TV pilot production hit a record high although L.A. filming accounted for just 52%, compared to 82% in 2008. Read More »

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CA Pols Announce Plan To Propose 2014 Bill Boosting Film and TV Tax Credits

By | Thursday October 3, 2013 @ 4:10pm PDT

California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today announced a plan to introduce new film and television production tax credits for the state in January 2014, when the legislature returns … Read More »

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California Assembly Panel OKs Production Tax Credit Extension

By | Wednesday August 8, 2012 @ 11:27pm PDT

The California state Assembly Appropriations Committee has unanimously approved a bill extending the state’s film and television tax credit program for an additional two years, the LA Times reports. The current extension of the program that … Read More »

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Warner Bros Spends Big In LA County, Studio Study Reveals

By | Tuesday July 31, 2012 @ 11:15am PDT

Warner Bros Studio Spending BurbankLooks like Warner Bros is very good for business — if you are in LA County. According to figures released by the studio, Warner Bros spent $4.08 billion in the region in 2010. The money, first reported by the LA Times, broke down to $2.4 billion on pay to LA County citizens and $1.58 billion on goods and services. Broken down to specifics: It spent $18 million locally on adverting material; $3.4 million on building supplies; $2.4 million on catering and other food; and, getting back in production directly, $142.5 million on editing and postproduction services. Overall, Warner Bros spent $550 million in Burbank alone. The 2010 total is up from the $3.93 billion Warner Bros spent locally in 2006 and the $3.16 billion in 1999. Read More »

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Comic-Con: MTV Renews ‘Teen Wolf’ For Third Season

By | Thursday July 12, 2012 @ 3:23pm PDT

Teen Wolf Season 3MTV is bringing back Teen Wolf for a third season, it was announced today at Comic-Con. The show’s star Tyler Posey first teased fans that the show hadn’t been picked up to … Read More »

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TV Production Takes Another Big Hit Says FilmL.A.

By | Tuesday July 3, 2012 @ 4:26pm PDT

California’s lack of strong tax incentives is killing TV production in Los Angeles said FilmL.A. today. “For many years, we’ve relied on Television to backfill the hole left by the flight of feature film productionRead More »

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California TV/Film Tax Credit Lottery June 1

UPDATED: The California Film Commission will hold a lottery on June 1st to select which qualified movie and TV production projects will receive the next $100M allocation of tax credits awarded under the state’s production incentive … Read More »

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California Film Tax Credit Extension Signed

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill late last night that adds one year to the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program. Assembly Bill 1069 had been pared down from its original language that sought a five-year extension. … Read More »

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California OKs Only One-Year Extension Of Film-TV Tax Credits

By | Saturday September 10, 2011 @ 3:15pm PDT

Passing legislation in the California Legislature is always tedious what with all-night marathon sessions and hundreds of bills in a rush to pass before lawmakers adjourn for the year. So it was semi-miraculous that the tax breaks for California film and TV production received the … Read More »

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California State Assembly Votes To Extend Film Tax Credit To 2014

California’s film and television tax credits would be extended five more years if the State Assembly has its way, after a bill that would add an extra $500 million to the program was approved today by a 72-1 vote. The … Read More »

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Unemployed ‘Ugly Betty’ Crew Blame Schwarzenegger For Show’s NY Move

It’s always been repugnant to me that, despite his years in Hollywood, Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger has done less than zero to stop runaway production or enact incentives to lure TV shows and films back to California and even Los Angeles. … Read More »

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