Los Angeles boosts perks to filmmakers

Can free parking in Los Angeles help to stem the migration of TV and film production to other cities and states?

Probably not. But that most coveted of Los Angeles benefits was one of a series of recommendations adopted Wednesday by the L.A. City Council aimed at making it easier for producers to film locally and discouraging them from taking their business elsewhere.

Among the recommendations are to consider a tax credit for building owners who make their properties available for filming and a refund of sales tax paid by production companies when at least 75% of the filming is done within the city. 

Those proposals, however, must wend their way through the city's bureaucracy for review before they return to the council for a final vote and implementation. It could be months before a full incentive package takes effect.


Film Business, Filmmaking, Hollywood

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