Forty-two U.S. jurisdictions offer a dizzying array of tax credits, rebates and grants for film and TV production. At right: a snapshot of programs in 11 states and Puerto Rico that have pulled jobs…
Incentives can change on a dime, often subject to the whims of a state's political party when power changes hands.
Millicent Shelton, 47, is worried about the impact that runaway production is having on her twins, a boy and a girl.
At the recent Siggraph conference in Anaheim, there were not one but two panels on the state of the vfx industry. Word on the street was that feature effects production is dead in L.A.
When director J.J. Abrams yells "Action!" on the first new "Star Wars" film in almost a decade, it will be on a location or soundstage far, far from Abrams' home base of Los Angeles.
Ronald Colby, a vet of films and TV shows like Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders" and the Ed Zwick/Marshall Herskowitz TV movie "Extreme Close-Up," says he saw the flight of production from…
The sharp rise in the number of states wooing TV productions with lucrative tax incentive coin has cost California dearly in terms of its market share of primetime drama series lensing.
Los Angeles' new mayor has vowed to help staunch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall.
For Rob Matsuda, playing the violin in Los Angeles has gotten tougher and tougher since he started as an orchestra instrumentalist in 1998 on "The Horse Whisperer."
Bill Dance is staying close to home these days, but not by choice. The growing trend of shooting outside Los Angeles has kept him there.