Category Archives: Commercials

Garcetti Appoints New L.A. Film Czar, Requests Tax Credit Extension

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has requested an expansion of entertainment tax credits from the state and appointed a new chief advisor on film and TV production. Entertainment lawyer Ken Ziffren, who takes up the advisor position following the death … Continue reading

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CA Commercial Tax Credit Bill Still Alive in Sacramento

The Association of International Commercial Producers (AICP) has updated its membership about efforts to pass SB 370, the Golden State Commercial Tax Credit Program.¬†After meeting with members of the Senate Governance & Finance Committee in Sacramento, the organization remains confident … Continue reading

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Details of SAG-AFTRA Ad Pact Released by Hollywood Reporter

Alleged details of the recently negotiated tentative pact between SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry have been posted by Jonathan Handel of The Hollywood Reporter. Citing a source close to the negotiations, the reported points include a one-time 6% wage increase … Continue reading

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SAG-AFTRA Reaches Commercial Pact with Industry

Following over 7 weeks of talks, SAG-AFTRA and the Joint Policy Committee reached a tentative agreement Saturday on terms for successor agreements to the television and radio commercials contracts. The deal is subject to approval by the SAG-AFTRA National Board … Continue reading

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L.A. Metro Is Ready for Its Closeup

With Metro lines being extended and new stations built over the next couple of years across Los Angeles, the trains and stations are bound to become a bigger part of the fabric of L.A. life and therefore, entertainment. For film, … Continue reading

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5 Things You Need To Know When Hiring a Camera Crew

Seasoned HD video producers know that the best way to ensure a successful shoot is to surround themselves with a reliable, experienced freelance camera crew. But hiring camera crews for productions locally or internationally can be a challenge, with shrinking … Continue reading

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NY Local 52 Commercial Agreement Effective 12/30/12

The upcoming new agreement between AICP commercial producers and IATSE Local 52 Studio Mechanics puts in place wage scale increases, benefit contribution rates and meal allowance increases, while also standardizing low budget agreements, adding First Aid workers to covered employees, … Continue reading

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