Skip to comments.L.A. Mayor Declares State of ‘Emergency’ As Movie, TV Production Flees Hollywood
Posted on 08/26/2013 6:26:34 PM PDT by Nachum
Los Angeles new mayor has vowed to help stanch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall. But to make a real difference, Eric Garcetti needs to convince skeptical state pols to combat the lure of rich tax incentives from outside California.
Two days after this years Oscars, Hollywoods councilman Eric Garcetti, then running for mayor of Los Angeles, staged a media event at Sunset Gower Studios.
Only a smattering of reporters and photographers showed up, perhaps because the gathering was to address runaway production, a buzzword that means little for those outside the industry and, for insiders, is a timeworn term for a chronic, unresolved problem alongside piracy and studio accounting.
But Garcetti, a series of location managers and other crew workers who spoke in late February tried convey a message of urgency: Hollywoods homegrown industry is being ceded to other states and countries whose favorable tax credits are increasingly luring away movie and television production at an alarming rate. As competition both in the U.S. and abroad continues to grow, the states market share and longtime stronghold on production jobs and spending are fast evaporating.
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Maybe they should put up a fence.
California is such a business-friendly state./S
Free Market Capitalism 101.
Los Angeles new mayor has vowed to help stanch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall.
In the movie FDR got Annie to help...
There’s a lot of irony in the fact that the people in our country’s political class who call themselves ‘Czars’ are the very same kind of people who pumped bullets into the Romanov’s.
What disgusts me is the hypocritical double-think. Hollywood muckety-mucks understand the horrible effects of runaway unionization and high taxes when their own pocketbooks are involved. But their product sends a constant Leftist message demanding the things they’re trying to escape.
Where is the barf alert?
The real question, Mr. Mayor, is why the industry has stayed so long.
So who is going to make up the revenue that LA gives to Hollywood.
LA taxpayers, that who.
Lots of films being made in Georgia. Crews are filming all around Atlanta.
The mayor is going to raise taxes to keep production from leaving. /sarc
Michigan seems to be a major destination for filmmakers these days as well.
Low Winter Sun is a new cop drama set and filmed in Detroit.
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