California is fighting for its heritage film industry. Join thousands of others and take action to bring filming back to the Golden State.
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. There are more than 50,000 business establishments in California that benefit from a thriving local film and television industry, and the time to fight for these businesses is now. California cannot afford to lose another major industry, like it did years back with aerospace and manufacturing.
Ways to Support Filming in California
- Share your Story
The key to victory in Sacramento starts with stories — yours, whether you’re a film worker, a small business owner, or other supportive member of California’s creative community.
- Spread the Word
Do your friends, family members and colleagues know about Film Works CA? Use social media to help us spread the word, and earn a place on our Leaderboard.
- Write a Letter
Our elected leaders want to hear about the challenges our industry faces. This guide will make it easier for you to share your concerns.
- Attend an Event
The last Film Works affiliated event — the AB1839 Mobilization at the State Capitol, happened August 20, 2014 in Sacramento. Join our mailing list to stay informed of other events statewide.
Our effort to make California more competitive for new film and television projects continues to earn coverage in local and national media.
Film Works supporters from across the Golden State, including labor groups, small business owners, FLICS representatives and others, are working tirelessly to recruit new supporters and expand the California Film & Television Tax Credit. See below for archived news coverage of this issue, or read about Film Works affiliated events.
In Case You Missed It
- Film Industry Tax Credit a Wise Investment. The San Francisco Chronicle, August 17, 2014
- To keep ‘Hollywood’ in Hollywood, tax incentives are key. Los Angeles Times, July 13, 2014, by Paul Krekorian
- Return of lights, camera, action? North Bay Business Journal, July 12, 2014, by Loralee Stevens
- The San Francisco Examiner, Keep state’s movie magic going strong with new bill, July 8, 2014, by Joe D’Alessandro