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Old 07-13-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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This just in,,,,,,,,,California is killing another golden goose!

The Film Industry is moving out of the LA area and it is really hurting the support buisnesses such as equipment rental, prop production and caterers.

I hope everyone is sitting down because "Deal or No Deal' is moving to Conneticut because that state provides huge production tax breaks.

Add that goose to the late aerospace, military, energy, etc. etc.....
Yul Brenner would roll over in his grave.............sniff.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:56 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Unfortunately, not a surprise at all. Next stop, Bollywood!
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Denver
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This is good, California needs to become competitive again and this is exactly what will do it, unfortunately people here will lose even more jobs.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: lala land
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This just in,,,,,,,,,California is killing another golden goose!

The Film Industry is moving out of the LA area and it is really hurting the support buisnesses such as equipment rental, prop production and caterers.

I hope everyone is sitting down because "Deal or No Deal' is moving to Conneticut because that state provides huge production tax breaks.

Add that goose to the late aerospace, military, energy, etc. etc.....
Yul Brenner would roll over in his grave.............sniff.
That's great. I always thought the film industry was too centralized.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:44 PM
 
Location: In a Lonely Place
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This is good, California needs to become competitive again and this is exactly what will do it, unfortunately people here will lose even more jobs.
It's the kind of shock that the CA and local L.A. governments need; unfortunately I have little hope they will do nearly enough to reverse the anti-competitive policies that have driven so much production out of the state.

The state instituted its own film tax-credit program this year, but it's probably too little, too late. The program offers a 20%-25% incentive, not nearly as generous as the credits offered by other states (Michigan offers a 42% incentive), and comes with a boatload of restrictions. They don't even take effect until 2011.

California would seem to have a natural advantage in that so much of the industry infrastructure is already here, but that hasn't stopped the state from bleeding production like crazy. It's no different a situation from that of any other industry that's gotten out of CA. The state isn't going to reverse this trend by putting up a tax-incentive program to compete with those of a dozen other states; its only hope is to completely rehabilitate its business climate and make itself a place worth investing in again. And pro-business politics are nowhere in sight, either for L.A. or for the state at large.
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Old 07-14-2009, 02:57 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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This just in,,,,,,,,,California is killing another golden goose!

The Film Industry is moving out of the LA area and it is really hurting the support buisnesses such as equipment rental, prop production and caterers.

I hope everyone is sitting down because "Deal or No Deal' is moving to Conneticut because that state provides huge production tax breaks.

Add that goose to the late aerospace, military, energy, etc. etc.....
Yul Brenner would roll over in his grave.............sniff.
Where was the film industry when millions of Americans began losing their jobs to outsourcing or the importation of cheap foreign labor? As I recall, they were making films and television show episodes about how everybody exhibiting a nationalistic attitude about the U.S. was an intolerant xenophobe.

Now the chickens have come home to roost.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:11 AM
 
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What??? Blue states in financial trouble?

Who could have EVER imagined such a scenario? I mean, overtaxing & creating welfare-dependent communities SEEMS like such a good idea. . . maybe Michael Moore, John Stewart, & Bill Maher will save you. lol
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:36 AM
 
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I've been noticing the same trend and many shows are filming elsewhere. CA has become too expensive for its largest money maker to do business in. A couple of shows will be taped in GA.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:55 AM
 
Location: United States
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Michigan is one you will be hearing about if you haven't already. Many hot shot Hollywood producers are having their films shot there because Michigan and the film industry have some sort of break they give to each other. I don't understand it fully, but it is happening more lately.

The Midwest pretty much sucks, but things are cheap and production can be done at a fraction of what it can in CA.
Now if they can be sure to schedule their filmings in that May-October slot...rest of the time your stuck indoors due to horrific weather.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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Don't forget good ol' New Mexico.

We've been enjoying your film industry's lunch for a few years now.

A quick one-hour flight from L.A. and you have every type of set imaginable, more consistent sunshine than even L.A. can offer, affordable wages, and tax breaks galore.

I think we're scaling back now. We wouldn't want _too_ many Californians moving here..
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