Location Pros for ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘Steve Jobs’ and ‘True Detective’ Are Among COLA winners

from: Peter Caranicas, Variety.com – The California on Location Awards (COLA) distributed honors at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Sunday, recognizing outstanding location work on Universal’s “Straight Outta Compton” (pictured), the second season of HBO’s “True Detective,” ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” Nicolas Winding Refn’s indie film “Neon...

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California Projects Lead Emmy Noms in 2015

Last month, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 67th Annual Emmy Awards. As revealed by an analysis conducted by FilmL.A. Research, California-based television projects received a total of 175 Emmy nominations, the most received within any single state or country world-wide. California-based television shows earning the most Emmy...

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A Los Angeles Landmark and Hollywood Icon – Celebrating the 6th Street Bridge

from: FilmLA eNews – Spanning the Los Angeles River just east of downtown, the 6th Street Bridge, with its intricate design, wasn’t built to last.  Unbeknownst to its designers and the masons who built it, materials used in its construction would ultimately be the cause of the bridge’s decay.  When the bridge opened in 1933, nobody could have predicted that...

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FilmL.A. Issues 2015 Pilot Production Report

Released in July, FilmL.A.’s 2015 Pilot Production Report provides updated insight from our decade-old tracking effort focused on new television projects and promising series. This year’s report features expanded analysis of digital pilot production and trends in “straight-to-series” pilot orders and “pilot-to-series” relocation. FilmL.A.’s 2015 count...

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L.A.’s New Film Liaison Helps Keep the Road Smooth for Productions

from: Ted Johnson, Variety.com – “It is a bit darker than the green the Dept. of Transportation wanted, but it is still in the bright green category,” he says. James (no, not the actor) is referring to the hue he was shown on a recent visit to Hollywood Center Studios — about the tint of paint that could spell a compromise in a long-simmering standoff...

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Overall fall in Los Angeles location filming tempered by TV drama boost

from: Nick Goundry, The Location Guide – Location filming in Los Angeles fell by 1.9% overall in the second quarter of this year, but the decline was moderated by increases in specific categories, including a 12.3% rise in shoot days for TV drama. California has more than tripled its annual film fund for the next few years. “This is a mixed report, but things are...

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