Sept. 1, 2013
North Carolina is close to dropping one of the most extensive programs for awarding tax breaks to film companies, in what would be a high-profile retreat from an arms race among states to lure Hollywood productions.
Aug. 21, 2013
Nearly 180 California hotels changed hands in the first half of 2013, a 12% increase from the number sold in same period last year, according to a mid-year report by Irvine consulting firm Atlas Hospitality Group.
June 25, 2013
Some 96 pilots filmed in the Los Angeles area during the 2012-13 development cycle. That’s four more than last year and second only to the region’s peak cycle in 2004-05, when 102 pilots filmed in L.A. But with a total of 186 broadcast and cable television pilots produced, L.A.’s slice of the pilot pie was just 52 percent—the region’s second-lowest share on record and a steep decline from a record 82 percent in 2006-07.
June 22, 2013
The state Legislature has adopted language that requires Honda Center management to pay hundreds of food and beverage workers for 60 days and then offer to continue their employment.
June 13, 2013
While some states are debating whether they should have film tax incentives at all, others are starting to offer cold, hard cash to attract Hollywood production. Montana just joined the ranks of those offering cash benefits to filmmakers.