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Santa Clarita is consistently in the news as one of the most popular and film-friendly communities in the Los Angeles area.

Recent coverage includes:

“TV Production is Soaring in L.A.” – Los Angeles Times – June 6, 2017

“Going for Gold” (pages 64-85) – Location International – May 29, 2017

Location California Magazine 2017 (multiple stories featuring Santa Clarita) – April 13, 2017

“Featured Location: Santa Clarita and the Iron Horse Trailhead Bridge” – California Film Commission Spring 2017 Newsletter  – March 28, 2017

“Speaking with Evan Thomason, Economic Development Associate of the Santa Clarita Film Office” – The Location Guide – March 8, 2017

“Charter Local Edition with Evan Thomason, Film Santa Clarita” – Charter Communications (video) – February 16, 2017

“State Tax Incentives Bring Filming Back to Santa Clarita” – ABC 7 Eyewitness News (video) – February 3, 2017

“Three New Netflix Shows…Help Lift the Santa Clarita Film Industry” – Los Angeles Times – February 1, 2017

“Santa Clarita Business Minute: Santa Clarita Studios” – City of Santa Clarita (video) – January 20, 2017

“Successful Film Year in Santa Clarita 2016” – The Signal – January 12, 2017

“Westworld Location Staff Nominated for Two Awards” – The Signal – October 22, 2016

“TV Series Production ‘Shooter’ Based in Santa Clarita” – The Signal – September 29, 2016

“Special Report: Santa Clarita Film Industry” – Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal – September 2016

“The Other Sunshine State” (pages 10-26) – Location International – May 2016

“2015 Sees Most Filming Yet in Santa Clarita” – The Signal – January 12, 2016

“Assemblyman Wilk Supports Bringing More Filming to the Santa Clarita Valley” – KHTS-AM – January 7, 2016

“Movie Ranches to Qualify as Production Facilities Under State’s Film Incentive Program” – The Signal – December 31, 2015

“Outlook 2016: Filming in Santa Clarita” – Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal – December 31, 2015

“More Lights, Cameras and Film Action for Santa Clarita” – The Signal – July 16, 2015

“Home of the Silver Screen” (pages 10-22) – Location International – June 2015

“Santa Clarita a Film Magnet” – The Signal – June 5, 2015

“Another Blockbuster Filming Year in the SCV” – The Signal – January 12, 2015

“Outlook 2015: Filming” – The Signal – December 23, 2014

“Santa Clarita Bucks Runaway Production Trend as a California Filming Hot Spot” – Variety – October 9, 2014

“Special Report: Filming in the SCV” – Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal – September 2014

“Santa Clarita a Boom Town for Film and TV Shoots” – Daily News – July 9, 2014

“Zombies in Happy Valley? Just Another Film Shoot in Santa Clarita” – Los Angeles Times – June 11, 2014

“Disney Movie Set Filmed in Saugus” – The Signal – June 11, 2014

“Eastwood Starts Shooting ‘American Sniper’ at Santa Clarita Ranch” – Los Angeles Times – April 23, 2014

“Special Edition: Filming in the SCV” – Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal – September 2013

“Santa Clarita Gets Big Economic Boost from Film Industry” – California Economic Summit – August 1, 2013

“Santa Clarita Enjoys Record Year for Film and TV Production” – Los Angeles Times – July 12, 2013

“Another Record Filming Year” – The Signal – July 11, 2013

“Warehouse Converts to Certified Film Studio” – Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal – July 2013

“Disney’s New Studio Lot Gets OK from L.A. County Planners” – Variety – June 19, 2013

“Annexing Movie Ranches Profitable” – The Signal – April 21, 2013

“Santa Clarita Annexes First Movie Ranches” – San Fernando Valley Business Journal – April 19, 2013

“Film Office Breaking Records For Productions” – The Signal – February 7, 2013

“TV, Commercials Support Another Record Filming Year” – Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal – February 2013

“Santa Clarita Proving To Be New Film Capital Of LA” – KABC – January 9, 2013

“Oprah Winfrey Network Features Santa Clarita Family in Show Premiere” – KHTS-AM – January 7, 2013

“Year in Review: Santa Clarita: Hollywood’s Back Lot” – The Signal – December 25, 2012

“Vegas Drama Unfolds At Santa Clarita Studios” – Los Angeles Times – August 1, 2012

“City Film Office Benefits Local Economy” – The Signal – July 27, 2012

“Film Industry Generates Local Dollars” – The Signal – July 25, 2012

“Santa Clarita gets $21-million Economic Boost from Filming” – Los Angeles Times – July 16, 2012

“City Justified in Bragging About Filming Success” – KHTS-AM – July 16, 2012

“College a Favored Filming Location” – College of the Canyons Breaking News – Spring 2012

“City Film Office Reports Another Record Increase” – The Signal – April 27, 2012

“Santa Clarita Area Ranches: Not Just for Westerns Anymore” – Los Angeles Times – January 25, 2012

“Santa Clarita is a Bustling Hollywood Backlot” – The Signal – January 14, 2012

“Santa Clarita Sees Boost in Film Shoots in 2011” – Daily News – January 11, 2012

“Film Office Sees Record-Breaking Year” – The Signal – January 11, 2012

“SCV Comes Into Focus” – The Signal – December 17, 2011

“Santa Clarita’s Courtship of the Film Industry Pays Off” – Daily News – November 20, 2011

“Santa Clarita Scripts a Future for Its movie Ranches” – Los Angeles Times – November 14, 2011

“Local Deputies Win Film Award” – The Signal – October 18, 2011

“Filming Up in Santa Clarita” – The Signal – July 19, 2011

“City Earns Nod for Drawing Commerce” – The Signal – May 4, 2011

“On-Location Commercials A Bright Spot in Filming” – San Fernando Valley Business Journal – April 25, 2011

“Pacific Coast Shooting” – P3 Update – January 2011

“SCV Movie News in 2009” – The Signal – January 22, 2010

“Disney Plans Expansion in Santa Clarita” – Daily News – October 28, 2009

“Disney-ABC TV Unveil Plans for Huge SCV Production Expansion” – The Signal – October 28, 2009

“Disney Expands Studios” – Variety – October 28, 2009

“Disney Building Santa Clarita Prod’n Facility” – The Hollywood Reporter – October 28, 2009

“Disney Plans New Soundstage and Production Facility in Santa Clarita Valley” – Los Angeles Times – October 28, 2009

“FX’s “Lawman” Shoots Locally” – Los Angeles Times – October 27, 2009

“Schwarzenegger Touts Film Project Incentives to Boost CA Economy” – Examiner – October 27, 2009

“California is Golden Again” – Variety – October 26, 2009

“COC Becoming a TV Show Filming Hot Spot” – The Signal – October 14, 2009

“Varied Slate Shot In California” – Variety – October 9, 2009

“State Film Incentive Brings Production to Santa Clarita” – KHTS AM-1220 – July 30, 2009

“The Dog Days of Filming” – The Signal – July 24, 2009

“California Film Commission to Begin Offering Tax Incentives” – Daily News – July 1, 2009

“Santa Clarita Beefs Up Incentives” – Variety – June 11, 2009

“No Taxes on Your Motel 6 Bill: Santa Clarita Really Wants Your Film Production” – Los Angeles Times – June 2, 2009

“Film and Tourism Drive Economic Development in Santa Clarita” – Western City Magazine – May 2009

“City to Launch Filming Incentives” – The Signal – May 27, 2009

“Micro-incentives Can Put Cities on the Locations Map” – The Hollywood Reporter – May 13, 2009

“Behind the Scenes of ‘The Unit'” – The Signal – March 1, 2009

“Cameras Keep Rolling in SCV” – The Signal – February 4, 2009

“Santa Clarita Sets Filming Record in January” – San Fernando Valley Business Journal – February 4, 2009

“Santa Clarita Reports Good Filming News” – Bizjournals – February 4, 2009

“The Booming Biz of TV in the SCV” – The Signal – January 25, 2009

“Film Industry Keeps SCV Residents Working” – The Signal – October 17, 2008

“Santa Clarita Offers Advantages Despite Lack of Incentives” – The Hollywood Reporter – July 24, 2008

“Film Office Hits Record for Permits” – The Signal – July 10, 2008

“Polish Brothers Dig Through ‘Manure'” – The Hollywood Reporter – June 25, 2008

“Film Industry Lauds City for its Friendliness” – The Signal – June 14, 2008

“Leader of the Pack Comes to Saugus” – The Signal – March 17, 2008

“Movie Industry Begins Work in SCV” – The Signal – March 13, 2008

“Hollywood Comeback: Filming Returns to Santa Clarita Streets” – Daily News – March 12, 2008

“Writer’s Guild Strike Impacts SCV” – Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal – February 2008

“Local Film Industry Thrilled by End of Strike” – The Signal – February 14, 2008

“Spinning Up a Tough Super Bowl Ad, Part 2” – The Signal – February 3, 2008

“Spinning Up a Tough Super Bowl Ad, Part 1” – The Signal – February 3, 2008

“Santa Clarita Valley Economy Takes Hit from Strike” – The Signal – February 3, 2008

“Strike Impact on Santa Clarita Not Quantifiable Yet” – San Fernando Valley Business Journal – January 21, 2008

“The SCV Film Biz: Steady Growth Mirrors City’s Success” – Valley Business News – January 2008

“City of Santa Clarita Film Office Takes Top Honors” – KHTS AM 1220 – June 2007

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