Category Archives: Los Angeles

IATSE Reaches New 3-Year Deal with AMPTP

A negotiating unit for below-the-line crew members reached agreement with the AMPTP on a tentative new three-year deal covering film and television production in Los Angeles, it was announced today. Neither IATSE nor the studios are releasing terms of the … Continue reading

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CA Rolls Out First “New Program” Tax Credit Lottery in May

On April 1, the California Film Commission will accept applications for its last-ever tax credit lottery under what is now being referred to the “old program.” The office made an announcement today that a large number of television series productions … Continue reading

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CA State Assembly Unanimously Votes to Supersize Production Incentives

The California State Assembly has unanimously passed a bill that would greatly expand production incentives in the state, extending tax credits for the first time to big-budget studio films and one-hour shows made for network, premium cable and the web. … Continue reading

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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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Roger Corman’s “Drive-In” To Launch this Summer on YouTube

Legendary B-movie impresario Roger Corman will become one of the first big-name Hollywood filmmakers to launch his own YouTube content channel this summer. Dubbed “Corman’s Drive-In,” the project will be a collaboration with longtime producing partner Julie Corman, and will … 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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PGA’s Produced By Conference Set for Next June at Fox

The Producers Guild of America will hold its fifth annual Produced By Conference June 8-9 of next year, the guild has announced. The yearly confab became an instant hit with major Hollywood players, many of whom are PGA members, when … Continue reading

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