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23 07, 2014

California Film Commission Issues Film Incentive Progress Report

By |2016-10-24T15:02:40+00:00July 23rd, 2014|Case Studies, Economic Data|0 Comments

Today, the California Film Commission (CFC) issued a new Progress Report for the state’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program. The updated report includes detailed information regarding program performance for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, as well as spending estimates and project detail for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. For those considering how to make California more [...]

21 07, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Los Angeles Times Editorial – To Keep Hollywood in Hollywood, Tax Incentives are Key

By |2015-04-23T13:24:48+00:00July 21st, 2014|Economic Data, Government/Political, Op-Eds|0 Comments

In case you missed it, this op/ed penned by Los Angeles City Council Member Paul Krekorian ran in the July 13, 2014 edition of the Los Angeles Times. Sacramento raced this month to approve a $420-million tax break for one company — Lockheed Martin. In almost the same breath, the governor and legislative leaders pledged [...]

21 07, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Keep State’s Movie Magic Going Strong with New Bill

By |2015-04-24T16:02:31+00:00July 21st, 2014|Op-Eds|0 Comments

In case you missed it, this op/ed penned by Joe D'Alessandro of the San Francisco Travel Association ran in the July 8, 2014 edition of the The San Francisco Examiner. The global impact and reach of the state's movie and film industry is significant. Travelers come here to explore the fabulous places, diverse and interesting [...]

21 07, 2014

In Case You Missed It: North Bay Business Journal Column – Return of Lights, Camera, Action?

By |2016-10-24T15:02:40+00:00July 21st, 2014|Economic Data, Government/Political|0 Comments

In case you missed it, this column penned by Loralee Stevens ran in the July 14, 2014 edition of the North Bay Business Journal. Assembly Bill 1839, they hope, will undo the steady attrition of the film industry in the state as tax incentives lure movie makers to places like New York, Canada, London and [...]

1 07, 2014

CFC Announces Recipients of 2014-15 Film Tax Incentive

By |2015-04-23T14:47:37+00:00July 1st, 2014|Case Studies|0 Comments

Today, the California Film Commission released the names of the film and television productions that were selected to receive tax credits as part of California’s Film and Television Tax Incentive program for the 2014-15 fiscal year. There were 497 production entered into the lottery, of which only 26 were chosen. The 26 productions selected are [...]

14 06, 2014

Hundreds Rally in San Francisco to Support California Film & Television Tax Credit

By |2016-10-24T15:02:40+00:00June 14th, 2014|Government/Political|0 Comments

In a call for California to become more competitive and save one of its iconic industries, more than 600 union workers, film makers, local business representatives and hospitality workers gathered on June 14 in San Francisco to show support for Assembly Bill 1839 (Gatto/Bocanegra). If passed by the state legislature and signed by the governor, [...]

5 06, 2014

AB1839 Moves to California Senate – Film Works Calls on Supporters to Write to Elected Officials

By |2016-10-24T15:02:40+00:00June 5th, 2014|Government/Political|0 Comments

Assembly Bill 1839 (Gatto/Bocanegra), the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act, recently cleared the California State Assembly. Although there's still more work to be done, this landmark piece of legislation promises to make California competitive again for new film and television projects and associated jobs. Write a Letter to Support AB 1839 Download [...]

14 05, 2014

Legislative Update: AB1839 (Gatto / Bocanegra) Clears Second Legislative Hurdle

By |2016-10-24T15:02:40+00:00May 14th, 2014|Government/Political|0 Comments

Some encouraging news for California film workers!  On May 13, Assembly Bill 1839 (AB1839) was approved unanimously by the Assembly Revenue and Tax Committee.  As we've explained previously, the bill would extend and expand the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program, which is already a proven job creator. Assembly member Mike Gatto explained the [...]

13 05, 2014

California Mayors Support Expanding California Film & Television Tax Credit Program with AB 1839

By |2015-04-24T17:02:49+00:00May 13th, 2014|Case Studies, Government/Political|0 Comments

Calling for action to support job retention and creation in one of California’s signature industries, the mayors from California’s largest cities -- Los Angeles, Sacramento, Long Beach, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, Bakersfield, Santa Ana, Oakland and San Jose – today signed a letter backing legislation that will expand and improve California’s film and television [...]

8 05, 2014

California Assembly Bill 1839: Keeping Film and TV Production Jobs in California

By |2015-04-24T16:56:24+00:00May 8th, 2014|Government/Political|0 Comments

California’s preeminent place in the global economy comes from a continuous drive for more and better opportunities, constant growth and never settling for the status quo. That drive is at the heart of new legislation, AB 1839, authored by Assembly members Mike Gatto and Raul Bocanegra. California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program is one of [...]