Los Angeles

LA Mayor-Elect Promises to Appoint Film Czar

Hollywood approves of having an industry advocate in City Hall


In a closed-door meeting on the Sony Pictures Entertainmentlot, a few dozen location scouts, agents, producers and studio executives gathered to discuss the state of L.A.'s hometown industry.

Taking center stage: Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti.

Garcetti held the meeting recently to solicit ideas on how he can help stem the exodus of film and TV production from Southern California. He pledged to fight runaway production and to name a film czar to serve as an industry advocate in City Hall.