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Quiet Death For Federal Tax Incentive Designed To Stem Runaway Production.

2 January, 2017 (13:19) | 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb December 30, 2016 3:00pm UPDATE with DGA reaction: The only federal tax incentive designed specifically to keep film and TV production in the United States is dead. Related MPAA Slams USC Study That Claims State Tax Incentives Have “No Effect” On Jobs & Wages The program had been giving significant tax breaks […]

ACTRA Stands in Solidarity with SAG-AFTRA!

21 October, 2016 (16:58) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

 From SAG-AFTRA Website: ACTRA Stands in Solidarity with SAG-AFTRA Members During Their Video Game Strike October 20, 2016, 8:10pm Toronto, ON (October 21, 2016) — ACTRA is proud to stand in solidarity with our SAG-AFTRA sisters and brothers during their job action as they continue with renegotiation of their Interactive Media Agreement, which covers production of […]

Scrap California Film Incentives? Nonpartisan State Analyst Says Maybe – Again!

30 September, 2016 (23:19) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb September 30, 2016 5:08pm California should consider scaling back or eliminating its $330 million film tax incentives program if other states do so, according to a new report from the state Legislature’s non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, which found that the first 10 years of the program only boosted the state’s economic output […]

L.A.’s share of TV pilot production hits record low!

4 August, 2016 (16:12) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  By Yvonne Villarreal LA Times 8/4/2016 Los Angeles’ share of overall TV pilot production in the U.S. and Canada dropped to the lowest level on record in the last year, underscoring the ongoing challenges the region faces to keep television crews in state. L.A. remains the most popular destination to film TV pilots, but […]

Writers Guild of America West Blasts Industry on Diversity!

28 January, 2016 (22:40) | 2016, SAG Politics | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary The Writers Guild of America West’s top elected officer has called on Hollywood to increase the numbers of women and minorities writing scripts to address the industry’s diversity problem. “We need to change a broken industry, not simply mirror it,” said WGA West President Howard A. Rodman in a statement issued Wednesday. […]