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Creation of Film Commission Sought to Market L.A. to L.A.
With filming down, thus affecting the local economy, L.A. Councilmember Richard Alarcon this morning introduced a motion to explore the creation of a film commission. “Los Angeles needs an entity that can promote our city as a premiere filming destination and a Film Commission could do this as well promote the positive impacts of the industry to our communities," he said in a statement.
Alarcon's point is interesting. Los Angeles competes against other cities that currently have film commissions or offices--such as Santa Clarita and Fresno in California to New York, Toronto and Savannah further away--which market themselves as film friendly areas with money saving deals. Los Angeles, however, only has FilmLA, an agency contracted by the city to perform permitting services, community notifications and in take of complaints.
Question is, with most of the industry still living here, does Los Angeles (the city government) really need to market Los Angeles (it's film incentives and advantages) to Los Angeles (Hollywood)?
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.