LOS ANGELES - This week, Councilmember Krekorian welcomed the production team of Major Crimes to his downtown office in City Hall.Read more
Earlier this week, I proudly declared June 17, 1015 "Mad Men Day" in Los Angeles in honor of Mad Men's tremendous creative achievements and its great economic impact as a local TV production.Read more
NORTH HOLLYWOOD - This spring, James Madison Middle School's drumline team won the "Drums Across California" state championship title. The team dominated the competition, winning nine out of 10 categories and capturing the coveted "Gold Drum" award for best overall performance. It was the first year that the team competed in the indoor drumline competition.Read more
NORTH HOLLYWOOD - It was the Oscars for high school students, the Golden Globes for budding directors. On Saturday, May 30, student filmmakers dazzled a crowd of more than 350 people with their short movies.Read more
STUDIO CITY - Have you spotted a film crew in your neighborhood? FilmLA shares insight on what that means for the local economy.Read more
NORTH HOLLYWOOD - It's lights, camera and action for the North Hollywood International Film Festival, as it debuts its summer movies series and gears ups for its inaugural festival in Spring 2016.Read more
Keeping film and TV jobs in Los Angeles is an urgent priority for our city. We cannot afford to allow jobs to be lured away by lucrative tax credits in other places.
On May 30, the City Council passed two motions that I made as Chair of the city’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Film and TV Production Jobs aimed at securing these jobs and creating more in the years to come Creating a Feedback Loop, the first motion, will improve communication with film and TV production companies by having the city survey everyone who gets a film permit or has obtained one in the past two years. We want to be able to evaluate the experiences filmmakers have working with the City of Los Angeles.