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  • Bill to expand California's film tax credit is introduced in Assembly

    Bill to expand California's film tax credit is introduced in Assembly
    California state lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would expand and improve California's film and TV tax credit program. The Assembly bill is intended to redress shortcomings in the state incentive program first introduced in 2009 under former...
  • Ron Calderon Indicted on Federal Corruption Charges for Taking Film Tax Credit Bribes

    State Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother were indicted on federal corruption charges on Friday, including allegations that the lawmaker accepted bribes in exchange for his support of a sweetened production tax credit for independent filmmakers. Calderon's...
  • 'We Are Going to Make Sure Hollywood Does Not Become Detroit' -- Hollywood Unionists Rally for Improved Tax Credits

    Show business unionists have turned out enthusiastically in the middle of the weekend with promises to support legislation to sweeten California's film tax credit program. More than 700 attendees came to the standing-room-only rally at Pickwick Gardens...
  • Study: California Incentive Program Needs Major Overhaul to Save Production Jobs

    The Milken Institute has called for a major overhaul of California's film incentive program in a study released Thursday that recommends the state open the program to bigger-budget fare and add incentives for vfx work and investments in digital...
  • Film Czar Ken Ziffren: L.A. Is In A 'Bad Spiral' Of Loss Of Movie, TV Production

    Ken Ziffren, newly appointed "film czar" for Los Angeles, told reporters on Thursday that a recently released report from the Milken Institute shows that the city is in a "bad spiral" when it comes to the loss of film and TV production and jobs. The...
  • Gatto responds to warning letter

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) responded this week to the fact that he was one of 37 state politicians who received warning letters from a state ethics agency for accepting improper campaign contributions. An investigation by the Fair Political...
  • Will studios profit from bad news about runaway production?

    Will studios profit from bad news about runaway production?
    FilmL.A. produced another one of its gloomy reports on runaway production Thursday, this time looking at the 108 films released last year by the 11 leading studios. One of the most galling findings: More of those films had been shot in Louisiana than in...
  • Olympian Kate Hansen returns home to La Cañada

    Olympian Kate Hansen returns home to La Cañada
    LA CAÑADA — Living out her dream at 80-plus miles an hour upon the storied stage of the Winter Olympics for all to see across television screens, Internet streams, newspaper covers and social media platforms, Kate Hansen smiled wide, shined bright...
  • Industry groups rally for film and TV tax-credit legislation

    Industry groups rally for film and TV tax-credit legislation
    A coalition of entertainment industry groups, politicians and community members rallied Saturday to support legislation that would extend and expand California’s film and TV tax credit, which is due to expire in 2017. Hundreds of people gathered...
  • Making it easier to have a public dog park in California

    Making it easier to have a public dog park in California
    There are few urban spaces more fun to visit than a dog park, even if you don’t have a dog. Dog parks are also essential for the cooped-up city dog without his or her own private field to romp through. And they’re usually a safe...
  • Police explore possible tie between Gatto slaying, earlier incidents

    Police explore possible tie between Gatto slaying, earlier incidents
    Los Angeles police are investigating whether the fatal shooting of artist Joseph Gatto, the father of a state assemblyman, is tied to an assault in Silver Lake earlier in the week. Joseph Gatto's daughter found him at his Silver Lake home Wednesday...