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9 12, 2015

Case Study: Rosewood

By | December 9th, 2015|Case Studies|0 Comments

Television shows like Dexter, CSI Miami and Nip/Tuck all have two things in common: they were fictionally set in Miami, but filmed in Los Angeles and Orange County. This year, Fox’s new show Rosewood joins this list. Rosewood is a police procedural drama that focuses on Dr. Johnny Rosewood, the owner of one of [...]

4 12, 2015

Case Study: Code Black

By | December 4th, 2015|Case Studies, Economic Data|0 Comments

The new CBS series Code Black is a heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the busiest, most notorious E.R. in the nation, where the staggering influx of patients can outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all—creating a condition known as Code Black. In [...]

4 12, 2015

Commercial Production Spending Increases in California

By | December 4th, 2015|Economic Data|0 Comments

In late September, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) released its thirteenth Annual Survey of the Commercial Production Industry.  The Los Angeles based market research consulting firm Bovitz prepared the report, which measures industry trends and activity in the $6 billion-plus production industry. The survey quantifies the economic impact of commercial production, including identifying [...]

15 09, 2015

In Case You Missed It: A Historical Look at the Films of San Mateo County

By | September 15th, 2015|Education Links|0 Comments

Northern California has no shortage of unique, iconic film locations, as evidenced in critically acclaimed films like Harold and Maude and Bullitt, as well as the long-running television show, Dynasty. Historian, Jim Clifford, looks back at the scenic legacy of the Californian Peninsula setting, as the upcoming film, Swiss Army Man, begins production in the area. From [...]

8 09, 2015

Case Study: ABC Television Drama “Secrets & Lies” Relocates to California from North Carolina

By | September 8th, 2015|Case Studies, Economic Data, Videos|0 Comments

After nearly 20 years of runaway production and seeing film and television projects leave The Golden State for other states and nations, Californians are now watching something miraculous happen.  TV shows and feature film projects are still relocating, but now they are moving to California rather than away from it.  Accomplishing what it was created [...]

18 08, 2015

California Film and Television Alliance Issues Statement on the Announcement of First Feature Film Applicants for New Tax Credit Program

By | August 18th, 2015|Government/Political|0 Comments

On August 18, 2014, the California Film & Television Production Alliance issued a statement celebrating the retention of 11 feature film projects in California thanks to the state's recently enhanced Film & Television Tax Credit Program. The California Film & Television Production Alliance is a coalition of guilds, unions, producers, small businesses, studios, and associations [...]

2 06, 2015

California Film Commission Announces First Projects Retained via California’s Newly Expanded Film & Television Tax Credit Program

By | June 2nd, 2015|Case Studies, Economic Data|0 Comments

Ending months of anticipation about the potential impact of California’s new $330 million Film & Television Tax Credit Program, the California Film Commission (CFC) today identified the first 11 television projects that will receive credit under the state’s recently expanded film incentive.  The 11 projects, competitively selected from a pool of 37 applicants, include 6 [...]

18 09, 2014

California Film and Television Alliance Issues Statement on the Passage of the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act

By | September 18th, 2014|Government/Political|0 Comments

Today, on September 18, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1839 (Gatto/Bocanegra), the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act, into law. Governor Brown signed the bill into law before a crowd of enthusiastic supporters a special ceremony held at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA. The California Film and [...]

21 08, 2014

Reel Jobs are Real Jobs: Hundreds Gather at State Capitol to Show Support for AB 1839

By | August 21st, 2014|Government/Political|0 Comments

The behind-the-camera workers of the film and television industry transformed the California State Capitol into a production studio for the California Film and Television Production Alliance Mobilization Day on Wednesday August 20, demonstrating to lawmakers how the jobs that bring our favorite movies and television shows to life also vitalize the state’s economy. AB 1839 [...]

21 08, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Film Industry Tax Credit a Wise Investment

By | August 21st, 2014|Economic Data, Government/Political|0 Comments

In case you missed it, the August 17, 2014 edition of the The San Francisco Chronicle included this piece from the paper's Editorial Board. California needs to step up and refine its tax incentives for keeping television and film production in the state. For starters, its current lottery system for distributing $100 million in tax [...]