DIGITAL MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
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Digital Media & Entertainment Industry in SCV.
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With more than 30 sound stages and several movie ranches, the Santa Clarita Valley is quickly becoming "Hollywood North." Located within the 30 Mile Zone (TMZ), the industry is supported by one of the premier academic institutions for the arts, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). SCV firms provide a wide array of development-related services, producing everything from online video games to full-length films. 
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Startup and entrepreneurial support, and ideal location
within the coveted 30 Mile Zone.
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Highly skilled labor force, and home to
renowned arts institute, CalArts.
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Growing community, recreational activities, great
schools, and an unmatched quality of life.
Workforce.
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92,228
SCV Employed Population
Of those, 43% work in management, business, science or the arts.
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70%
SCV Residents Have Completed Some College
Our region is one of the highest educated in Southern California.
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$104K

SCV Median Household Income
 One of the highest in the state of California as residents work in high-paying fields.

Employment in Digital Media & Entertainment

2.8%

Of all jobs created in SCV in 2017 in digital media sector

1376

Average annual film days in SCV

Digital Media Formatted
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Great Location
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The business-friendly Santa Clarita Valley is conveniently located next to Interstate 5 and Highway 14 and is home to the 3rd largest city in Los Angeles County, the City of Santa Clarita. SCV is a growing area encompassing 520 square miles with a population of approximately 300,000 residents.

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Just 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, and located within the 30 mile zone (TMZ), the Santa Clarita Valley enjoys access to 23 interstate and local highways and enjoys easily accessible to LAX, Burbank Hollywood Airport, and the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. SCV is ideally situated to help companies grow.

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Cost Benefits
Cost Benefits 1

The Santa Clarita Valley is the low cost option for highly competitive businesses in Southern California. This award-winning region offers businesses a great value compared to similar regions. 

Cost Benefits 4

With NO gross receipts tax and NO utility user taxes, SCV’s pro-business climate makes it one of Los Angeles County’s fastest growing hubs for technology and innovation.

Cost Benefits 3

Companies and their teams love it here! Lower costs of living means employees can get more bang for their buck when they live in SCV. Great schools, safe neighborhoods, and plenty of recreational activities make the Santa Clarita Valley one of the best places to live in the USA.

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Major Employers

Increasingly, the creative media industry is becoming more dependent on the availability of skilled labor, especially young creative professionals. These creative professionals, and similarly many entrepreneurial ventures within the industry, tend to seek out communities that are viewed as being supportive environments of high creativity.

 

With SCV's location within the 30 Mile Zone, dozens of sound stages, multiple movie ranches, a diversity of topography, and access to CalArts'  top creative talent,  it's no wonder our region is one of the most filmed in California.

 

SCV'S TOP EMPLOYERS

Digital Media in the SCV
Industry Coalitions
Innovation Loves Company

The Digital Media & Entertainment Coalition is made up of a growing number of SCV companies that meet annually in the Santa Clarita Valley for industry promotion and events including studio tours, networking and knowledge sharing opportunities. 

 

Join today to stay up-to-date and get connected!

The SCV Advantage.
  • Customized workforce training for the Digital Media & Entertainment industry
  • Ideally placed within the 30 Mile Zone of Los Angeles
  • Significant production presence 
  • Film-friendly community
  • Access to capital with distinct familiarity of film and television production 
  • Highly educated labor force 
  • PGA champion tour golf course, theme parks, historical sites, and a world-class aquatic center
  • Outdoor recreation areas, acres of parkland, and miles of paseos and trails
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