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Governor Jerry Brown, Legislative Leaders Reach Deal On California Film and TV Tax Credit; Triples Incentives to $330 Million Annually

California legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown announced a deal on Wednesday to extend and expand California’s movie and TV tax credit, more than tripling its size to $330 million annually. The move was strongly supported by FLICS through its efforts with the California Film and Television Alliance. Read the Variety Report.

Fresno County Featured on ABC's Holiday Show “The Great Christmas Light Fight”

Fresno's best and brightest Christmas light displays are featured on two episodes of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” returning for a second season. Each of the six hour-long episodes will feature four families competing to transform their homes for the holidays. Each episode will award a winner with the ultimate Christmas Gift – the coveted “Bulby” trophy (in the shape of a giant Christmas light) and check for $50,000. Celebs Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto (from “Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition”) return as judges for the series. More>>>

FLICS Locations of Note

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, the 35-story landmark in downtown Los Angeles known for its revolving cocktail lounge, giant atrium and cylindrical glass towers, has added another production to its list of credits: the science-fiction movie "Interstellar" from director Chris Nolan.


Filmed in San Francisco, and directed by Matt Reeves with a script from Scott Z. Burns, Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa and Mark Bomback, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has topped the box office the first weeks of its release.

Based on a true story, McFarland stars Kevin Costner who plays a coach living in a predominantly Hispanic town who creates a high school track team that must overcome social and physical hurdles to become champions during the 1980s. Locations shooting includes Kern County.