Into Antiques?

On ebay you'll find over 100 categories covering the Medieval and Renaissance periods, through Georgian, Regency and Victorian, to Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Antique Dealers in California

Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

California's Tax Credit Program Convinces Productions to Stay Put -

California's Tax Credit Program Convinces Productions to Stay Put -
California's tax credit program will help create thousands of in-state jobs for actors and extras in the coming months, and some of those will be on TV series that are relocating to the Golden State, officials announced this week.

MTV's "Teen Wolf," for instance, will shoot 24 episodes in California thanks to the state's Film & Television Tax Credit Program. The series, which is airing its second season, was filming in Atlanta, Ga.

"Teen Wolf" was among the 28 projects that the California Film Commission awarded conditional tax credits. Ten other TV series received a share of the $100 million in credits, including TNT's legal drama "Franklin & Bash," ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars," and TBS's "The Wedding Band," which stars Brian Austin Green.

Funding also went to one studio film and nine independent film projects. Among those indie features are "10 Things I Hate About Life," the follow-up to "10 Things I Hate About You," which has Hayley Atwell attached. Also winning the first-round credit lottery was "Jesus in Cowboy Boots," an independent feature set on the Texas-Oklahoma border; and "Baggage Claim," a romantic comedy about a flight attendant in a frantic search for a mate.
One independent miniseries and five independent movies of the week also received tax credits.

The application window opened June 1 and saw 322 submissions arrive before close of business. That's up from 176 projects submitted on the first day last year. The $100 million in incentives translates to $683 million in production money being spent in California, including nearly $265 million in qualified wages, according to CFC estimates. Moreover, the 28 productions will employ an estimated 2,900 cast members, 2,800 crewmembers, and 57,000 extras and stand-ins.

SAG-AFTRA released a statement affirming its support for the program.
"The California production incentive ensures that our members can continue to work in California's heritage industry -- entertainment -- and that our business can continue as an integral part of our state's economy as it has been for almost 100 years," the union said.
Meanwhile, those that don't get the credit on the first try shouldn't despair, Amy Lemisch, executive director of the CFC, told Back Stage.

"We do clear a lot of projects off the waitlist throughout the year," she said, "because projects fall out or don't spend as much as they thought."

The six-year, $600 million program was designed to anchor productions in-state that would otherwise leave California due to incentives offered by other states and countries. New York state, for instance, offers $420 million annually in film tax credits. That makes California's program look "modest," Lemisch admitted. "We don't have as much funding as other places, and our demand is greater."

The process of doling out the credits has begun as lawmakers in Sacramento are still waiting to take action on legislation granting a five-year extension to the program.
A coalition of interest groups -- including the Directors Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, state film commissions, and labor unions -- is advocating for the measure.

With lawmakers embroiled in budgetary concerns, though, it appears a vote on the extension won't happen until later in the summer. One source familiar with the process called it a "moving target"; another said it should happen in July or possibly early August.

Two extension bills are running on parallel tracks in the state Legislature. State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Sylmar, is pushing the bill in the upper chamber, while Assembly Member Felipe Fuentes, D-Montebello, has similar legislation going through the Assembly. Both pieces of legislation are still in committee.

Fuentes' bill, A.B. 2026, is expected to come up for a vote in the Appropriations Committee at the end of June and then go to a vote in the full Assembly. Calderon's bill, S.B. 1167, is slated for a vote in the Governance and Finance Committee on June 13, according to his office.

But it's not guaranteed to pass and move on to a full vote in the state Senate, which last year rejected a similar proposal in favor of a one-year extension of the program. As one legislative hand put it, "The game's in the Senate." Still, others believe that Fuentes' bill has a better chance of clearing the Assembly and arriving in the upper chamber with momentum, which could help its passage. Either way, it seems inevitable the debate over the extension will be tied in to the broader discussion about the grim budget picture.


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