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Old 09-27-2012, 04:59 PM
Status: "still digging out..." (set 22 days ago)
Location: Chicago
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...BESIDES NYC and Los Angeles?

I'm curious what are some other cities out there with a strong or even decent entertainment/media scene? Cities with some sort of thriving television, movie, publishing, or new media industries (not including music, journalism/news, or magazine industry)? Looking to move out of Chicago and hope to land a job in one of these industries and am just trying to brainstorm idea of where to move. I've already spent six weeks in L.A. and wasn't 100% enamored with it though I know chances are huge that I may eventually end up there anyway, though I'd like to hope L.A. isn't the only option out there. Looking at almost all options, including international ones. Some ideas I've come up with:

-Atlanta: major network hub
-Boston: my original hometown seems to be home to quite a few publishers
-Vancouver: seems like quite a few productions are filmed up there
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:04 PM
Location: Glendale, CA
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Atlanta (TNT, TBS, CNN, BET, African American entertainment-oriented), Toronto (lots of filming, hub of Canadian entertainment industry), Miami (more Latin media), Vancouver (lots of filming there), and San Francisco (esp. as it relates to new media)...
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:18 PM
Location: Michigan
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Detroit has a decent movie production scene. 2009 -2010 was far more active but this year has been mostly quiet. Next year it's supposed to pick back up but I'm not sure the movies will be up to the same size. Movies like Gran Torino, Red Dawn, and Transformers were filmed here. I'm sure other cities are more active and slightly more diverse, but it's worth keeping an eye on in at least a year.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:15 PM
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Two underdogs for film making:

Austin, Texas

Shreveport, Louisiana
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:29 PM
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Wilmington NC is known for its film industry. Knoxville TN has HGTV and a number of independant video production firms.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:24 AM
Location: Sanford, FL
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Washington DC sees a considerable amount of News production, some TV and Movie filming (difficult for obvious reasons) as well as Documentaries, annual Awards Shows and seasonal viewing events (4th of July, Christmas, elections/inauguration). After NYC and LA, DC is probably the most active media market in the US.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:21 AM
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If anyone is interested in a film-making contest that could win you a prize, you might check this out.

The Cabin in the Woods Competition on Vimeo

I was looking at a site for lighthouse keepers and saw this site posted there. It's a contest for film-making. I don't have the equipment to do it, nor the creativity but thought someone who does, might want to enter the contest. Good til the end of October this year. Not only could you win a 10K prize but you might be discovered as the next great movie producer.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by DynamoLA View Post
Atlanta (TNT, TBS, CNN, BET, African American entertainment-oriented)
Atlanta also has:

1. the new EUE/Screen Gems studio complex (Atlanta | EUE Screen Gems | EUE Screen Gems)

2. Tyler Perry Studios (Tyler Perry Studios - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

3. additional Turner Broadcasting divisions (in addition to TNT/TBS/CNN) like TCM, Cartoon Network, Headline News, NBA-TV, etc.

4. Cox Enterprises headquarters - the third largest cable tv service provider in the U.S. that also publishes more than a dozen daily newspapers across the country and owns 15 tv stations and 86 radio stations (Cox Enterprises - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

5. The Weather Channel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wea...(United_States)

6. a long list of movies and television shows that are/were either filmed in Atlanta or are/were set in Atlanta.
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