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Old 03-01-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Governor Martinez's attack on the film industry started the gradual decline of projects in NM. While this latest announcement probably has more to do with Sony's own decision, her attack on this once growing industry has cost the state thousands of jobs. During the recession the film industry was one of the bright spots in NM's economy, this is very sad!

Sony Pictures Imageworks to leave New Mexico - New Mexico Business Weekly
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:52 AM
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i'd be more outraged at the environmental activists attacks on the nuclear industry for the loss of 800 jobs at Los Alamos, than this.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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Governor Martinez's attack on the film industry started the gradual decline of projects in NM.

Sony Pictures Imageworks to leave New Mexico - New Mexico Business Weekly
Sure blame it on Governor Martinez. I am still waiting to see real numbers on this whole issue, to include the millions loaned out, and what did it really bring to New Mexico?

"There were significant projections of growth for digital media in Albuquerque and an anticipation that more, similar or related, companies would open here, they said. But the downturn in the economy canceled much of that expansion. The recession also made it difficult to attract talent because many of the employees work on specific projects, then have to seek other work when there are gaps in production"

As one videographer told me, "Lack of local talent pool"....


Rich
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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i'd be more outraged at the environmental activists attacks on the nuclear industry for the loss of 800 jobs at Los Alamos, than this.
This probably deserves its own thread, but do you have a link to support this allegation? Always thought that the job losses were related to budget tightening and jaw-dropping ineptitude in governmental oversight, not any attacks by activists (well, non-governmental spending ones, anyway).

Besides, Los Alamos isn't really involved in the nuclear power industry, is it?


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Looks like we're out 60-100 jobs for Sony Imageworks leaving. Someone will come to fill their place or they won't. "Lack of local talent pool" is a stretch.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Old Town
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Besides, Los Alamos isn't really involved in the nuclear power industry, is it?
N8 didn't specifically state Nuclear Power.

Their mission

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The Laboratory's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to
  • Ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent;
  • Reduce global threats; and
  • Solve other emerging national security challenges.
Though they do work in the Power Industry also.

Laboratory Technologies ENDURE SCR Catalyst and Hyperion Power Module Garner Federal Laboratory Consortium Awards: News: Los Alamos Lab (http://www.lanl.gov/news/releases/laboratory_technologies_endure_scr_catalyst_and_hy perion_power_module_garner_federal_laboratory_cons .html - broken link)
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Who needs jobs when personal agendas are on the line!
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:49 AM
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Looks like we're out 60-100 jobs for Sony Imageworks leaving. Someone will come to fill their place or they won't. "Lack of local talent pool" is a stretch.
meh... look at it like the enviro activists do at los alamos (except substitue 'engineers' with 'special effects workers:'

"It will mean that some engineers will have to find some other work. ... But they are perfectly capable of continuing on and on and on."
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Governor Martinez's attack on the film industry ...
It was really Governor Martinez's exposure of the NM film "industry" as just another crony
capitalist organization enriching the very wealthy even more than they already are.

Good.

... and good riddance.

How anyone can interpret taking away undeserved free money as an "attack" is beyond me.

It's like saying that not bailing out the mega-banks in 2008 would have been an "attack" on the banking industry.

It's like saying that not giving Haliburton fee no-bid contracts in Iraq in 2003 would have been an "attack" on the oil services industry.

Crony capitalism in this country at all levels has pushed the percentage of small businesses to the lowest percentage of the GNP in history.

Wonderful.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Exit 242
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Sony has been having financial and other corporate problems for awhile. This closure might be more related to that than NM film subsidies.

That said, I view the film industry as we've had to be an itinerant business that follows the money. If someone else offers them more money, that's where they'll go. I don't see the long term benefits in that.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:18 PM
 
Location: ABQ
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Besides, Los Alamos isn't really involved in the nuclear power industry, is it?
Let's just say a soon to be in-law, that's employed by LANL, was specifically asked for by name by Japan when they had their Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant failure(s) due to last year's catastrophic tsunami.
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