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By Zain Shauk | August 10, 2009
BURBANK — Shrinking local economies could begin recovering starting in 2010 as California’s tax incentive program for film and television projects kicks off, potentially curbing the occurrence of “runaway productions,” according to a forecast released this week by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. Businesses in Glendale and Burbank are largely intertwined with the heavily rooted entertainment industry, which has struggled over the last year as labor disputes limited the amount of motion picture and television projects that have entered production, according to the report.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | August 1, 2009
Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. announced late Thursday that its third-quarter earnings were down 26% from a year ago, in the latest news of declining profits for local entertainment industry giants. AOL Time Warner, the parent company of Burbank-based Warner Bros., reported third-quarter revenue drops Wednesday of 9% for its filmed entertainment division. The companies suffered from multimillion-dollar losses from falling DVD sales, box office figures and advertising revenues.
NEWS
December 6, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) introduced a legislative proposal package Wednesday that would target the continuing problem of runaway television and film production. "I don't think California can afford to take Hollywood for granted anymore," said Frommer, who outlined the five-part program at an Assembly hearing Wednesday. "I think if we don't act now, all we're going to have left of Hollywood is the sign." The problem of television shows and films being produced outside of California has plagued legislators -- and the state economy -- for years.
NEWS
January 4, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK -- Toting office-supply boxes filled with petitions, Assemblyman Scott Wildman (D-Glendale) appealed to Gov. Gray Davis Monday to support a bill that seeks to stem the flow of film and television jobs to Canada. Against a backdrop of departing jets, Wildman stepped to a podium Monday morning outside Burbank Airport's Southwest Airlines terminal to announce he has collected nearly 100,000 signatures supporting a bill that would offer tax incentives to movie and television producers to use California locations to produce their shows.
NEWS
October 7, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK -- Film and television production companies on their way to Canada may think twice now that Gov. Gray Davis signed two bills designed to stem the flow of job losses heading out of state. The bills will offer producers a short list of state owned properties that filmmakers can rent for a minimal fee as well as rebates on some shooting fees. Davis signed the bills, both co-sponsored by State Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale), on Sept.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | July 29, 2009
NORTH HOLLYWOOD ? Experts are hoping for an economic jolt from a group of schmucks and a Chihuahua, among other players. The films ?Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2? and ?Dinner for Schmucks? were named Tuesday as two of 25 projects that will receive state tax breaks meant to curb the effects of ?runaway productions,? which could lead to an economic recovery in Glendale and Burbank. The California Film Commission selected the projects and will offer the incentives to 30 movie and television productions this year that opt to shoot within the state, instead of pursuing generous tax incentives to locate elsewhere.
NEWS
August 1, 2009
CITY HALL The council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to formally oppose a proposed tunnel linking the 710 and 210 freeways or any other gap-closure option. Councilman Dave Weaver voted against the resolution, saying not enough research of the tunnel’s effects has been completed. The contentious topic generated several hours of public comment on all sides and drew more than 20 residents and elected officials from cities across the region. Council members acknowledged the traffic issues many Southern California residents face because of the freeway gap but said the tunnel was not the right solution for the 21st century.
NEWS
October 30, 2009
Assemblyman Paul Krekorian (D-Los Angeles) celebrated two entertainment-industry successes this month, including the passage of his bill meant to thwart scam artists acting as talent agents. Another Krekorian-sponsored plan, which created the state’s first tax incentives for film and television productions to stay in California, has been extended to more than 50 projects so far, the California Film Commission reported this week. A total of 36 productions are set to begin filming before the end of the year, Krekorian announced.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | July 18, 2009
GLENDALE — Local unemployment rates held steady in June, with numbers in Glendale and Burbank remaining under 10%, according to a report released Friday by the state’s Economic Development Department. While the percentage of job seekers stayed on par with May statistics in Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Montrose, the area’s workforce did shrink by a combined total of 200, according to the department. There are a total of 187,700 workers in the area, of which 17,000 cannot find jobs, for a combined unemployment rate of 9%, according to the figures.
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By Zain Shauk | August 10, 2009
BURBANK — Shrinking local economies could begin recovering starting in 2010 as California’s tax incentive program for film and television projects kicks off, potentially curbing the occurrence of “runaway productions,” according to a forecast released this week by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. Businesses in Glendale and Burbank are largely intertwined with the heavily rooted entertainment industry, which has struggled over the last year as labor disputes limited the amount of motion picture and television projects that have entered production, according to the report.
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BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | August 1, 2009
Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. announced late Thursday that its third-quarter earnings were down 26% from a year ago, in the latest news of declining profits for local entertainment industry giants. AOL Time Warner, the parent company of Burbank-based Warner Bros., reported third-quarter revenue drops Wednesday of 9% for its filmed entertainment division. The companies suffered from multimillion-dollar losses from falling DVD sales, box office figures and advertising revenues.
NEWS
December 6, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) introduced a legislative proposal package Wednesday that would target the continuing problem of runaway television and film production. "I don't think California can afford to take Hollywood for granted anymore," said Frommer, who outlined the five-part program at an Assembly hearing Wednesday. "I think if we don't act now, all we're going to have left of Hollywood is the sign." The problem of television shows and films being produced outside of California has plagued legislators -- and the state economy -- for years.
NEWS
October 7, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK -- Film and television production companies on their way to Canada may think twice now that Gov. Gray Davis signed two bills designed to stem the flow of job losses heading out of state. The bills will offer producers a short list of state owned properties that filmmakers can rent for a minimal fee as well as rebates on some shooting fees. Davis signed the bills, both co-sponsored by State Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale), on Sept.
NEWS
January 4, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK -- Toting office-supply boxes filled with petitions, Assemblyman Scott Wildman (D-Glendale) appealed to Gov. Gray Davis Monday to support a bill that seeks to stem the flow of film and television jobs to Canada. Against a backdrop of departing jets, Wildman stepped to a podium Monday morning outside Burbank Airport's Southwest Airlines terminal to announce he has collected nearly 100,000 signatures supporting a bill that would offer tax incentives to movie and television producers to use California locations to produce their shows.
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