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Old 10-10-2008, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Pretty good so far! Read the whole thread and gather some perspetive for yourself before YOU resort to adding nothing
I have read the whole thread.
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA (Native)
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To be honest with you, I live in L.A., but I avoid the Hollywood district as much as possible due to the overall feel of the place....just not too crazy about it.
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:27 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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To be honest with you, I live in L.A., but I avoid the Hollywood district as much as possible due to the overall feel of the place....just not too crazy about it.

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Old 10-12-2008, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Hollywood, the district: SkilliShots/Flickr








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Old 10-12-2008, 11:05 AM
 
Location: los angeles
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/us...us&oref=slogin

The link is to a story in today's New York Times about how states that try to lure Hollywood by huge tax breaks are losing too much money. Michigan & Louisiana are rethinking their offers to Hollywood because it is not worth it to have "temporary" employment benefits.

Film producers are businessmen\women who will not turn down a great deal but it is the people of New Mexico\ Louisiana\ Michigan\ New York who have to pay for it.

I think the movie industry & TV industry are safely at home in Los Angeles
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:34 PM
 
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I think the city is re building itself because it's a major tourist attraction, the name is good for business and real estate, and countless of other things. It still has a few major touches to go, but I think ten years from now it will be 75% gentrified.
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:36 PM
 
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I'm confused. Is this thread about Hollywood the city district, or Hollywood "the industry"?

I assume the district.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:35 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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^^ Wow! Hollywood looks just like Times Square
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles-213.323.310.818/San Diego-619.858.760
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^^ Wow! Hollywood looks just like Times Square
There have been comparisons to that on this forum but I honestly think it wont be at least another 5 years until many of the projects being uplifted in Hollywood are complete and Hollywood takes on another image. Too excited! is what I am for Hollywood and I just enjoy viewing all the new highrises going up all over the city
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: vista
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Hollywood, the physical district, is getting better and better. It SHOULD look old and a little rundown. The industry started there almost 100 years ago. The different studios are all spread out. I don't know if any are actually in Hollywood and some never were. There are really only 2 reasons that the studios film out of state. The first is the desire to find locations that CA can't produce. This often includes cloudy, rainy, snowy days often with trees that are bare. You'll notice that other than the L & Os, the shows that are set outside of CA are filmed in the LA area. Cold Case (Philly), CSI (Las Vegas and Miami), Without a Trace(NY?), NCIS(Maryland), etc. are all filmed in the LA area.

The other reason is economic. Other states/cities pay big bucks for "Hollywood" to film there and offer a guarantee of much lower non-union wages as well. The entertainment industry that started in little Hollywood is now a gigantic international industry and is almost singlehandedly responsible for pulling CA out of the recession in the late 80s and early 90s.
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