Among the bills awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature to become law is one aimed at protecting a growing class of California workers - temporary hires.
As film flight continued between 2004 and 2012, the film industry lost more than 16,000 jobs according the latest report by the Milken Institute. These aren't just any jobs either. They're high-paying middle class jobs with wages that can average $98,500 per person – jobs that contribute to the state revenues and provide sustainable incomes that allow the workers to spend that money in their local communities.
As the historic downtown Old Town Newhall district continues to undergo a renaissance, some of the retailers in the business district have used filming to supplement the bottom line, produce income for vacant buildings or fund charitable efforts in giving back to the community.
The city's Film Incentive Program was put in place in 2009 to "drive economic activity" in Santa Clarita. We asked Jason Crawford, economic development manager and overseeing the city's film office, what exactly does that mean?
Providing expedited permit processing and notably lower permit fees than neighboring cities, the city of Santa Clarita is readying to expand the number of ranches it includes it includes in its Movie Ranch Overlay Zone.
Influenced by working for the Disney special effects department, Monte Lunde and Rock Hall struck out on their own and opened their own entertainment systems company, Technifex, in 1984.
Back when Walt Disney founded California Institute of the Arts and the Disney movie ranch in Santa Clarita, few would have predicted how successful the filming industry would become locally. When the two entities were founded more than five decades ago, Santa Clarita was mostly a sleepy backwoods rural area in Los Angeles County.
As the city of Santa Clarita gears up to open its incubator program, targeting creative industries, it is working with a number of business organizations to publish the application process for interested startup companies.
Hoping to keep film production in California, lawmakers moved to quadruple tax credits as an incentive to keep the state's homegrown film industry at home. The state Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would boost total subsidies to $400 million a year.
The California's Legislative Analyst's office reported that gross output of the U.S. motion picture industry in 2012 was $120 billion – more than natural gas distribution ($82 billion). And in analyzing the value of a state tax credit to keep filming in California, the office noted that the state lost 13 percent of the industry's jobs in only eight years.
As a high-end performance car corners the curve on a canyon road during a chase scene, one car flips in a crash as helicopters descend heading for the lead car. And special effects engineering company for the stunt industry, J.E.M. F/X, is on the movie set.
What if you believed you could build a better community – one where a collective of people decide how they will live and work, and what the rules and law of the new society will be? Would the people selected create ultimate happiness or utter chaos?
California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday they have reached a deal that would offer $330 million a year in tax credits for Hollywood film productions over five years.
Two Santa Clarita hotels, Holiday Inn Express and the Best Western sitting side-by-side off the I-5 freeway at Magic Mountain Parkway, have been sold for $21 million.
Median prices and home sales softened in July as the number of Santa Clarita Valley homes listed for sale shot up nearly 50 percent over the prior year, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Monday.
In stark contrast to Los Angeles County, the city of Santa Clarita's jobless rate in November was 4.8 percent, nearly half the county rate, figures released Friday showed.
They say that the clothes don't really make the man; it's the man that makes the clothes. With the Ace Rivington clothing line, however, this belief has been re-fashioned.
Sales of homes in which owners have equity hit a nearly two-year high of 92.5 percent in the Santa Clarita Valley during October, reported the Southland Regional Association of Realtors on Monday.
The tale of how Solita Tacos and Margaritas, a Huntington Beach restaurant, came to open an eatery in Santa Clarita began with the trips down the Baja California coast and through tours of tequila distilleries in Mexico.
Santa Clarita's October unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.8 percent, up from 4.7 percent in September, according to numbers released Friday.
The Mann Biomedical Park on Rye Canyon Road has been sold to Santa Clarita contractor Dale Donohoe of Intertex Companies, Donohoe confirmed Wednesday.
A lack of industrial Santa Clarita buildings in the 50,000 to 100,000 square foot range, either for sale or lease, has made for a fairly tight market, said Chris Jackson, executive vice president with NAI Capital.
Gearing up to open its newly constructed building sometime in March, Aerospace Dynamics of Santa Clarita is also awaiting the arrival the first of four new milling gantries to machine aerospace parts.
How MannKind Would Change How They Conduct Clinical Trials in the Future
As the nation's top health officials worked to assure Congress they can halt the spread of the Ebola virus in the U.S., Santa Clarita-based UltraViolet Devices Inc., and its partner The Clorox Company, is busy fielding calls for help.
Providence Health & Services has launched a venture capital fund aimed at driving innovations across the health care system to improve quality, lower costs and create better outcomes, the healthcare organization announced.
Auto manufacturer Audi was the first company to receive a newly created autonomous driving permit issued by California as a new set of regulations governing the testing of automated driving on the state's roads took effect.
Inspired by his sister's serious, and undiagnosed, medical condition, Jared Heyman founded CrowdMed, a venture-backed Silicon Valley startup which harnesses the wisdom of crowds to help solve even the world's most difficult medical cases.
Seizing on a golden opportunity to bring additional support to the region's biomedical industry, the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. is going after a federal Science and Research Park Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce and Economic Development Administration.
The SCVBJ invited some local biomedical companies to an industry Roundtable to understand how the industry has evolved and what challenges it faces.