California is in collective imagination the unchallenged home of modern film production, because of the studio system, the creative talent pool, the great natural settings. Nevertheless, today’s feature films produced by U.S. companies are filmed throughout the globe: according to many, the golden state needs to step up and refine its tax incentives for getting back and retaining television and film production.
An independent research has been recently conducted by FilmL.A., Inc. – the film office for the greater Los Angeles region – on 108 live‐action and animated movies released in 2013 by the six majors and five mini-majors. It provides evidence to demonstrate that the availability of film incentives heavily influences feature producers’ choice of filming location. Continue reading “California wants Hollywood back”