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LA loses ground in TV pilot production; New York gains

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| New York is now the most attractive place to shoot a pilot for an hour-long TV drama, while L.A. continued to lose its share of pilot productions.

Taylor Kitsch, hungry for creative control, directs a new short film


After starring in two expensive box office bombs, Kitsch produced, funded and starred in "Pieces," which premieres in Palm Springs this weekend.

Coming soon: Price tag for Calif.'s film and TV tax credit


A bill to expand California's Film And Television tax credit program has support in Sacramento. Now legislators must decide how much money to add to the pot.

Update: Film tax credit lottery resumes after bomb scare


The applications were in. The lottery was beginning, but then a bomb scare stopped the process of picking California film and TV tax credit recipients.

Sony Imageworks moving to Vancouver; 270 LA-area jobs up in the air


The move by the company — which currently employs about 270 in Culver City — is part of a larger trend of Hollywood firms taking advantage of Canadian tax breaks.


10 mayors support expanding state's film tax credit program


The mayors say the demand to keep film productions in California exceeds the amount of incentives that are offered every year.

MTV VMAs to bring $50 million to LA County


Visitors will splurge on hotels, limos and food at local restaurants during the VMAs. This year's VMAs will take place at the Forum in Inglewood.

Incentives help boost feature film production


A Film L.A. report says on-location feature film production increased 24 percent to 1,588 permitted production days in the first quarter.