2 posts categorized "Film"

05/04/2012

Sunday Streets: Mayor Announces Sunday Streets Mission Route Pilot

Sunday Streets logoMayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) today announced that this weekend’s Sunday Streets event will kick off a four-month pilot on the popular Mission route. Over the next four consecutive first Sundays of the month, residents can enjoy the 2.2-mile route along Valencia Street between Duboce Avenue and 24th Street and 24thStreet between Valencia and Hampshire Streets. The pilot will explore the feasibility of holding more frequent Sunday Streets events on this and other established routes.

“Sunday Streets showcases our City’s commitment to sustainability and innovation, and has also proven a cost-effective way to improve the health of San Franciscans,” said Mayor Lee. “We are committed to ensuring the program’s continued growth and success in 2012 and beyond.” Read more.

04/04/2011

Mayor Announces Incubator for Local Filmmaking

Mayor Announces Incubator for Local Filmmaking Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced an incubator style program for filmmakers in San Francisco through the San Francisco Film Commission. The program will offer affordable office space at 134A Golden Gate Avenue in the Mid-Market area in a communal setting for independent and documentary filmmakers as an incubator space for successful filmmaking.

“The incubator project will benefit both the San Francisco film community and the evergrowing Mid-Market Arts District,” said Mayor Lee. “Establishing programs such as this helps ensure the health of the Mid-Market area as it continues to grow and become a burgeoning arts community.”

Tenants will be selected by the San Francisco Film Commission and tenancies are scheduled to begin in May/June. Tenants of the incubator program will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the Scene in San Francisco rebate program, further bolstering the likelihood of independent productions basing in San Francisco. Through this incentive, qualifying productions receive a rebate of up to $600,000 for the cost of fees paid to the City. Films can also benefit from the newly established Vendor Discount Program, offering discounts from 10%– 30% at various businesses including hotels and rental cars. Read more.