All individual stories published in each month's edition of the Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal can be read under the Business section by clicking here.
A school district property that had previously failed to sell for minimum bid at auction was sold to a private business for $5.2 million by NAI Capital.
Now that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors followed Los Angeles City Council in dramatically raising their respective minimum wages, Santa Clarita should welcome what comes next.
Businesses operate in a 24/7, highly-connected world where relevance, engagement and content are key characteristics everyone is searching to find. In a perfect world that requires today's banker to be techno-savvy, client-focused, community-minded, and relationship-driven. It's a tall order.
In the lifecycle of insurance products and policies, cyber insurance is in its infancy. With the significant increase in the number of data breaches in recent years, the need for cyber policies has grown dramatically and insurance carriers are beginning to draw strict lines around the types of risks they will cover. One of the insurance coverage lawsuits arising from a cyber/data breach was recently filed and its outcome will likely shape the cyber insurance industry and the laws associated with data breaches. If you are in the insurance industry, a business owner or in-house counsel in need of ...
Film stunt work for this Santa Clarita pilot can be grueling, but John Tamburro, president of Blackstar Helicopters Inc. considers it very rewarding. With a list of film credits pages long, and flying since 1989 Tamburro, a SAG-AFTRA pilot, comes from a family of helicopter pilots and stuntmen, he said. And all that business had the SCV Business Journal spinning its own rotors trying to keep up with Tamburro as he flew from location to location for filming, the same time as he was moving into a new home. Click here to read some of his favorite or most harrowing ...
Before the new owner of the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch came to acquire the Santa Clarita film site, Dylan Lewis studied philosophy and economics at New York University before working with a variety of tech startups in Miami, starting a social media campaign for Carnegie Hall in New York, and then heading to San Francisco in 2012. But his friendship with a college buddy and film student gradually led Lewis down a different path. To read his story, click here.
The Santa Clarita Economic Development Corporation organized its second film industry cluster tour this year, where film industry people, studio and movie ranch owners and operators, and members of the SCVEDC's executive committee and board gathered to tour the Disney's Golden Oak Ranch – the land that Walt Disney first acquired in 1959. To read the entire story, click here.
There are probably few left in the valley who remember that once upon a time DC-3s and transcontinental airliners of American, United, TWA, and Western Air Express once landed and took off from an airstrip in the heart of Valencia in the 1930s. And another airstrip was often used for filming. To read a little airstrip and local movie trivia history, click here.
With a who's who list of studio clients like Warner Brothers, CBS Productions, Paramount Pictures, Sony Picture Studios, Fox, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, Disney, HBO, Universal, Showtime and more, Triscenic Production Services went shopping for more storage space and found Santa Clarita had the best deals and was in close proximity to its Sylmar headquarters. To read about its latest acquisition, click here.
While Santa Clarita has many studios, movie ranches and geographical backdrops to represents scenes from around the world, even "Straight Outta Compton" filmed in Santa Clarita. To see what other feature movies and TV shows chose Santa Clarita, click here.
While TV shows serve as the bread and butter for Santa Clarita residents who earn a living by working in the film industry, and the businesses that help support the productions, big name brand companies also select Santa Clarita to film their commercials. To read who has chosen Santa Clarita as the backdrop for their commercials, click here.
There's a lengthy list of TV shows that filmed in Santa Clarita in the past fiscal year, including HBO's "Westworld" with actor Ed Harris which is based in Santa Clarita. Click here to see which TV show titles you recognize, and fine out which productions are based here.
While Santa Clarita's Film Office first grew from a business organization's grass roots effort, the city soon formalized the endeavor in 2001. Click to here to learn of the origins of the city's film office.
Click here to read a basic list of film incentives when production companies film in Santa Clarita.