State Assemblymember Scott Wilk and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation hosted a group of state legislators today to showcase the film industry in the Santa Clarita Valley. Six members of the State Assembly joined SCV leaders to visit several businesses in SCV thriving film industry.
Legislators began their visit Thursday afternoon with a tour of Rancho Deluxe Movie Ranch, where they visited multiple locations and buildings where recent TV shows have been filmed.
On Friday morning, participants visited Disney's Golden Oak Ranch, where they saw outdoor commercial and residential scene sets. Golden Oak Ranch is the second most filmed location in LA County.
Legislators then conducted a tour of Dangling Carrot Creative, a local business that provides graphics production and designs for TV and movie sets. Dangling Carrot Creative employs 28 employees between locations in Santa Clarita and Atlanta.
The tour continued at Santa Clarita Studios, where legislators got to witness TV production first hand, as an episode of NBC's The Player was filming at the time. Legislators even got to have lunch with the production staff.
Finally, the tour concluded at Six Flags Magic Mountain, where legislators heard how the amusement park serves as a set for many TV shows and films.
The following legislators participated in some or all of the tour:
Rep. Matt Dababneh (D-District 45)
Rep. Brian Jones (R-District 77)
Rep. Tom Lackey (R-District 36)
Rep. Adrin Nazarian (D-District 46)
Rep. Rudy Salas (D-District 32)
Rep. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-District 54)