Frequently Asked Questions
Film Works is composed of a coalition of industry stakeholders from small businesses, local companies, labor organizations, community leaders and concerned citizens who want to take an active role in strengthening community ties to the entertainment industry and help keep Los Angeles the entertainment production of the world.
At Film Works, we are very concerned that film and television projects continue to be filmed outside the state of California for economic reasons. While definitions of runaway production vary, Dr. Martha Jones of the California Research Bureau offers a succinct definition:
“Runaway production refers to films that were conceptually developed in the United States, but filmed somewhere else. If the conversation is at the federal level, runaway production goes to other countries. If at the state level, production that goes to other states is runaway.”
There are many ways to support the Film Works campaign. In fact, we’ve written an entire article on our blog highlighting what supporters can do to help the cause.
In a nutshell, Film Works encourages everyone to learn as much as they can about the importance of the entertainment industry to the Los Angeles region. We’re here to help with that, publishing original news on this blog and linking to items of importance on our Facebook and Twitter accounts (see below for links).
We also encourage you to visit the Film Works Take Action page for a variety of ways in which you can help us increase visibility, download educational resources, see what others are saying and even make your own voice heard by submitting user produced content.
Information about FilmL.A. and film permitting in its covered jurisdictions is available on their web site.