Category Archives: Los Angeles

Media Services Releases 3 New Apps for the Production Industry

Media Services and Showbiz Software are proud to announce the release of three brand-new mobile apps for iPad and Android tablets. As first reported in the Hollywood Reporter, the production tools were released yesterday in conjunction with the annual Labor … Continue reading

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Consortium Pushes for Easing of L.A. Film Permitting Rules

A consortium of pro-entertainment business groups in Los Angeles have banded together to offer recommendations to cities across Southern California, which would make it easier to film location days in the area. A revised Model Film Ordinance and Best Practices … Continue reading

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New Deal for Teamsters, Basic Crafts Follows IATSE Pattern

Los Angeles Teamsters and Basic Crafts locals have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract. The agreement covers Local 399 Teamsters, Local 40 Electrical, Local 78 Plumbers, Local 724 Studio Utility, and Local 755 Plasterers and Cement Masons. … Continue reading

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Record 322 Applicants for CA Tax Credit; Nearly Doubles Last Year’s Number

A record 322 applicants submitted projects for the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program last Friday, hoping to be chosen at random for the 20-25% nonrefundable credit for qualifying features and TV series. Because the $100 million annual allotment … Continue reading

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PGA Walk To Honor Laura Ziskin, Benefit Stand Up To Cancer

The Producers Guild of America tomorrow will honor the late producer and studio executive Laura Ziskin with a walk-a-thon benefiting the organization she co-founded, Stand Up To Cancer, as well as the PGA Foundation. The walk is “a tribute to … Continue reading

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Congrats to THE ARTIST

Media Services is pleased to congratulate our client The Artist on its impressive Academy Award wins last night, including Best Picture. This endearing silent film also took home honors for Directing, Actor in a Leading Role,  Costume Design and Original … Continue reading

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Free Form Now Available for California WTPA Compliance

In an ongoing effort to provide the most comprehensive production management resources available, Media Services has published a sample CA WTPA Form for employers to use in order to be in compliance with the new California Wage Theft Prevention Act. … Continue reading

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