Campaign for Sweetened California Incentives Receives Hollywood Push

Campaign for Sweetened California Incentives Receives
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With a key legislative vote looming in Sacramento, backers of improving California’s production tax credit have honored 32 Emmy-nominated shows for shooting in Los Angeles rather than going to incentive-rich locations.

In a Thursday gathering at the 1600 Vine development — one-time site of the Brown Derby restaurant — Los Angeles City Council members Tom Labonge and Mitch O’Farrell to present the fourth annual “Made in Hollywood” awards.

Labonge launched the event in 2011 with “The Artist,” followed by “Argo” and “Behind the Candelabra,” but organizers decided to honor every show with an Emmy nom — while urging attendees and honorees to contact their elected state reps before introducing Dyan Cannon.

“Hollywood is a magical name everywhere I’ve traveled,” she said. “We can’t let the rest of the world outbid us on the entertainment industry we’ve created.”

“Dallas” star Charlene Tilton lamented the pull of incentives, asserting that many of her actor friends have been forced to relocate from Hollywood.

Heidi Herzon, producer of “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles,” said Silverman insisted that the show be shot at Largo in Los Angeles, adding, “We could have shot anywhere but she felt that doing it here would give us the best show.”

The honorees: “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Real Time With Bill Maher,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Modern Family,” “Silicon Valley,” “Mad Men,” “Dancing With The Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Top Chef,” “The Voice,” “AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Mel Brooks,” “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America” and “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles.”

Also honored: “Dog With A Blog,” “Good Luck Charlie,” “One Last Hug: Three Days At Grief Camp,”  “MythBusters,” “Flipping Out,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Futurama,” “South Park,”  “Jay Leno’s Garage,” “The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards,” “The Oscars,” “Shark Tank,” “The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy,” “The Soup: True Detective,” “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama,” “The Writer’s Room, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project,” “PBS Pioneers of Television” and “Childrens Hospital.”

(Photo: Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; Tom Labonge; Dyan Cannon; Kate Linder; Robert Klein of 1600 Vine)





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