Film Works has attracted support from more than 40 companies and 6,000 individuals. Help us bring those numbers up.

The film industry is a part of life in California — in a big way. The industry creates hundreds of thousands of jobs for Californians, and generates tens of billions in income, sales and use tax revenue annually. Don’t let this industry slip away like aerospace did in the 1990′s. Register as a Film Works supporter or consider becoming a campaign sponsor. Together, we’ll raise awareness of runaway production and help bring production back to the Golden State where it belongs.

Financial Contributors

FilmL.A., Inc.
Private not-for-profit organization that coordinates permits for on-location filming on behalf of public-sector clients in the L.A. region. Filmmakers are their customers, governments their clients and communities their concern.

Warner Bros.
One of the “big six” film studios, Warner Bros. Enterainment is a subsidiary of Time Warner. Warner Bros Pictures is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

Teamsters Local 399
Union representing workers in the motion picture industry, including firms that produce feature films, television programs, commercials, and live theatre. Protects fair wages, jobs, and pension & health benefits for its members.

Chef Robért Catering
Established in 1998, is a growing full service motion picture, television & commercial caterer based in the San Fernando Valley, servicing local productions with a fleet of over 25 vehicles, all manufactured by Los Angeles businesses.

E.C. Prop Rentals
A movie prop rental company founded in 1986 by Earl Cooperman, a driver for CBS Television. Following his death in 2003, E.C. Props been owned and operated by Steve Andruszkewicz and General Manager John Ford. E.C. Prop Rentals specializes in the “industrial” niche of set decoration. Within the entertainment industry, E.C. Prop Rentals, Inc. is regarded as an efficient, organized company with an experienced staff that provides its clients with dependable service at a fair price.

Film This
Film This! opened its doors and took its first location permit and signature job in January of 2003 – and we haven’t looked back since. Tim Ballou and Wade Stevens created Film This! for one simple reason: to make location filming in Southern California as easy as possible. We do this by offering a wide variety of related services focused on the needs of the location production.

IATSE Local 767
A vital asset to every motion picture and television set, Local 767 not only provides emergency and non-emergency treatment of the sick and injured, but complete Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA) documentation and reporting. Services are not limited to local studios and lots, but distant locations — both on and off production. The membership is comprised of medical professionals from all major fields, such as: emergency medical technicians, paramedics, licensed vocational nurses, registered nurses, lifeguards, rescue divers, physician assistants and medical doctors.

In-Kind Contributors

24/7 Studio Rentals
Founded January of 2006 in Burbank, CA, 24/7 Studio Rentals offers more than 450 pieces of heavy film production equipment for lease, including black-arm booms, scissor lifts, forklifts, compressors, generators, light towers, and mules with trailers.

Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP)
AICP is a trade organization representing the $5 billion-plus commercial production industry. AICP member companies produce commercials appearing throughout a wide media spectrum; its members produce as much as 85 percent of all nationally-aired domestic commercials.

Bruce’s Gourmet Catering, Inc.
A Panorama City-based catering group serving the motion picture industry. Established in 1981, the company runs Moe’s and Ramsey’s restaurants, has 100 total employees and operates a 37 vehicle fleet including 12 mobile kitchens.

Cinelease Inc.
One of the nation’s largest providers of motion picture rental equipment including lighting, professional grip equipment and expendables. Founded 1977, the company has a 155,000 sq. ft. warehouse in L.A.

City of Los Angeles
The City of Los Angeles is a cultural icon, tourism magnet and frequent star of the small and silver screens. With tens of thousands of filming days taking place each year, the city’s 469 square-mile area is the world’s largest film set.

Chapman / Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc
Designs, manufactures and rents of camera cranes, arms, bases, dollies, pedestals and remote camera systems for motion picture and television production. The company operates seven facilities spanning three countries and five U.S. states.

Clear Channel Outdoor, Los Angeles
Vendor to the entertainment industry, this outdoor advertising company offers billboards, digital outdoor networks, Times Square Spectaculars, street furniture, airport displays, mall displays, taxi advertising, mass transit displays and more.

County of Los Angeles
A geographically vast hub of culture and commerce, L.A. County is home to 88 incorporated cities and more than 10 million residents, including half a million who depend in some measure on entertainment production for their livelihoods.

Creative Handbook
Thousands of entertainment industry professionals use Creative Handbook and its website to locate below-the-line production services. Creative Handbook’s 800+ pages of top entertainment companies and qualified production resources are delivered free directly to active productions, everyday and for more than 20 years.

Directors Guild of America
Guild representing over 14,000 directos in cinema, television, and radio. Works to protect directorial teams’ legal and artistic rights, contend for their creative freedom, and strengthen their ability to develop meaningful and credible careers.

Fishdog Studio Rentals LLC
Woodland Hills-based small business providing photographic equipment rentals to the motion picture, television and commercial production industry. Established 2009.

Full Scale Effects
A full-service special effects company with over 30 years of industry experience. They specialize in providing the highest quality mechanical effects, concept, design, manufacturing and set operations for the motion picture, television, commercial and music video industries.

Ghostlight Industries
For nearly a decade, Ghostlight Industries has served Los Angeles as a full service picture car company. With a rental fleet in the hundreds, a state of the art automotive paint, fabrication, mechanical, upholstery and graphics facility, Ghostlight is a customer service oriented company, helping to plan execute and wrap everything involving vehicles.

History for Hire
Family-owned prop rental company in North Hollywood,staffed by history buffs, with clients worldwide. Established 1985, the firm’s goal is to make films better and more historically accurate through advice and careful props selection.

IATSE Local 44
Affiliated Property Craftspersons Local 44 is a professional association of craft persons having specialized skills and talents within the entertainment industry. Local 44 is affiliated with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).

IATSE Local 80
The IATSE Motion Picture Studio Grips and Crafts Service Local 80 supplies crew members for motion picture films, television and all other image documentary and entertainment projects.

IATSE Local 600
The International Cinematographers Guild represents talented camera professionals and publicists. Members include Directors of Photography, Camera Operators and Assistants, Visual Effects Supervisors, Still Photographers, Publicists and more. The Guild is a part of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).

IATSE Local 695
Local 800 is a local union of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE), and is comprised of Production Sound Technicians, Television Engineers, Video Assist Technicians and Studio Projectionists. It has represented its members for 80 years.

IATSE Local 705
The 1,800+ members of Motion Picture Costumers, IATSELocal 705 are an important part of creative entertainment production teams, evoking emotions and transporting audiences to exotic places and times through the visual influence of costumes.

IATSE Local 728
Local 728 is a local union of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE), and is comprised of Studio Electrical Lighting Technicians.

IATSE Local 800
Local 800 is a local union of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE), and is comprised of Art Directors, Graphic Artists, Illustrators, Matte Artists, Model Makers, Scenic Artists, Set Designers and Title Artists.

IATSE Local 871
Represents 1700 members skilled in eight basic crafts from the film, TV and sports industries: Script Supervisors and Continuity Coordinators, Production Coordinators, Art Department Coordinators, Accountants, Teleprompter Operators, Stage Managers, and Font Coordinators.

Independent Studio Services
ISS began when founder Gregg Bilson, Sr. started renting props, first from his house, then from an old Lockheed hangar in 1977. The company soon thrived, leading ISS to move first to Sun Valley, and then to Sunland, CA in 2003. ISS’ new facility houses its primary prop inventory, as well as its manufacturing and graphics facilities.

Jackson Shrub Supply Inc.
Jackson Shrub is a family-run, family-operated business since 1937. From the San Fernando Valley, they serve the motion picture and television production industry, specializing in live and artificial plant and prop rentals, plus special events and parties.

J. L. Fisher
Manufacturer of motion picture and television equipment including booms and bases, dollies, jib arms and other quality equipment, all manufactured in Burbank, California.

LA 411
More than 30 years ago, LA 411 published the first production resource guide. Today, LA 411 remains the entertainment industry’s qualified below-the-line production resource, with each listing fully vetted prior to its inclusion in LA 411′s online guide, printed publication and iPhone app. LA 411 also provides stage charts, union information, a monthly eNewsletter and videos.

Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising operates over 150 outdoor advertising companies and 63 transit companies. They reach driving audiences across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico through billboards, digital billboards, bus shelters, benches and buses. Lamar is also the nation’s leader in the highway logo sign business, with operations in 19 states and the Province of Ontario, Canada.

Larry the Lunchbox
A local company capable of provisioning large mobile cafeterias suitable for special events and large crew feeds on-location.

Los Angeles Center Studios
Full-service independent studio anchoring a constellation of entertainment-related companies on 20-acre campus west of downtown L.A. Home to businesses in the film, television, music, gaming and creative industries.

The world’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of precision film and digital camera systems, lenses and accessories for motion pictures, television series and television commercials. Its technologies have been widely used in filming for more than 50 years.

Quixote Studios
Quixote Studios — founded in 1995 — is Hollywood’s premier provider of boutique film studios, production-related vehicles, grip and lighting equipment, expendables and production supplies. Quixote is also the managing partner of Smashbox Studios, Los Angeles’ leading photo studio brand. Smashbox Digital – another Quixote brand — is a top camera and video equipment rental house that also provides digital capture and retouching services. Quixote has added to its array of services with expanded offerings in New York, Boston and New Orleans. Quixote’s mission is to simplify the complexities of production, thus allowing artists to realize their creative vision.

S&S Portables
Pacoima, CA-based site services company offering a variety of portable sanitation facilities, temporary power and fencing for residential, commercial, industrial, emergency relief and special event venues throughout Southern California.

National labor union representing working actors. SAG-AFTRA represents more than 125,000 actors working in film and digital motion pictures and television programs, commercials, video games, industrials and new media.

Shoot Movies in California
Grassroots advocacy group focused on encouraging film and television productions to shoot in California. Devises solutions and ideas to stimulate film and TV production, retain and create jobs, strengthen our economy and save small businesses for all Californians.

Star Waggons Studio Rentals
Provider of custom location trailers for the entertainment industry. Established 1979, the Sylmar-based company has 84 employees and a fleet approaching 500 vehicles, all proudly manufactured here at home in Los Angeles County.

The Camera House
A boutique-style camera rental house catering to top-end cinematographers, directors and production companies. Founded in 1999 in North Hollywood, TCH has the experience, equipment and personnel needed to service the local entertainment industry.