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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

23 07, 2014

California Film Commission Issues Film Incentive Progress Report

By | July 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 | July 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: North Bay Business Journal Column – Return of Lights, Camera, Action?

By | July 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 [...]

31 01, 2014

California’s Runaway Production Crisis Draws National Attention

By | January 31st, 2014|Economic Data, Government/Political|0 Comments

California's ongoing struggle with runaway production has been getting lots of attention in recent weeks. In fact, runaway production is now a topic of discussion in some of the nation's most influential news sources. This week, the exodus of production from California and the jobs and spending that go with it was the subject of [...]