ENSURING L.A. REMAINS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
SUPPORT FILMING IN L.A.
Long before becoming a Los Angeles City Councilmember, Paul Krekorian was an ardent supporter of Filming in Los Angeles. Paul knows that for our district, filming isn’t about Hollywood moguls and studio heads, it’s about carpenters, painters and electricians who get up early every morning and work hard to make magic on the silver screen.
As a Councilmember, Paul is Vice-Chair of the Jobs and Economic Development Committee, and has been working to implement changes to the city’s policies that will make it easier to film in Los Angeles and prevent runaway production that is crippling our city’s heritage industry.
By working with the LAPD to make sure that neighborhoods and production crews operate as a team, making sure that burdensome permits aren’t slowing down productions and driving them out of Los Angeles, opening our city’s facilities and vistas for filming and creating a Los Angeles Film Commission, Councilmember Krekorian is focused on keeping film productions at home.
MAKE L.A. “OPEN FOR BUSINESS”
Internet businesses are some of the most innovative and attractive businesses to promote in Los Angeles. In late 2009, Los Angeles was at risk of losing its internet businesses because they were going to be reclassified under the business tax law and pay too much to operate in LA. When the solution to save these businesses – and the high-paying, environmentally-friendly jobs they create – came before the Council, Paul was proud to support the measure.