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Old 04-17-2016, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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It is without a doubt LA. Although you are right a lot of production is leaving LA, but they are leaving for Atlanta more so than for London. While london has an extremely impressive and has a large film production scene I don't see it surpassing LA in the near future. The only city that MIGHT give LA a run for its money in the future could be Atlanta.

If you look at the highest grossing films of last weekend in the usa you will notice this:
1. The Jungle Book - Los Angeles
2. The Barber Shop- Atlanta
3. The Boss- Atlanta and Chicago
4. Batman Vs. Superman- Detroit and chicago
5. Zootopia(doesn't count)- Los Angeles
6. Criminal- London
7. My big Fat Greek Weeding- Toronto
8. Mericals from Heaven- Atlanta
9. God's not dead 2- Little Rock, Arkansas
10. Eye in the sky- South Africa
11. Hardcore Henrey- Moscow
12. Divergent- Atlanta
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Old 04-18-2016, 04:45 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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LA has historically been the hub of film making when it comes to the Anglo world, the English film industry always gets 'lumped in' with Hollywood, it always has, over time a lot of 'Hollywood' films have been filmed in Pinewood Studios in London, I've heard people refer to films like Chariots of Fire or the Harry Potter films as 'Hollywood films' too, not that it really matters.
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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LA has historically been the hub of film making when it comes to the Anglo world, the English film industry always gets 'lumped in' with Hollywood, it always has, over time a lot of 'Hollywood' films have been filmed in Pinewood Studios in London, I've heard people refer to films like Chariots of Fire or the Harry Potter films as 'Hollywood films' too, not that it really matters.
It was the British Horsley brothers who opened the first film studio in an area called Hollywood in Los Angeles, the initially started on the East Coast of the US but found the light was better on the West Coast.

David Horsley - Wiki

In terms of movies filmed in or around London, most of Stanley Kubrick's films were shot in the area including 'The Shining' and 'Full Metal Jacket'. Whilst much of the Star Wars Films and Indiana Jones films, Blade Runner etc were also shot in England. Whilst the Batman films and even the special effects for films such as Gravity were largely due to the work of British Studios. Elstree even has a stage named after George Lucas and Stephen Spielberg also talks in glowing terms about the studio. Both Leavesden owned by Warner Bros and Pinewood are currently undergoing massive expansion, with Pinewood set to double in size in coming years.

There are some very good studios in the UK, Pinewood Studios, Shepperton Studios, Elstree Film Studios, Ealing Studios, 3 Mills Studios, Twickenham Film Studios, Longcross Studios, Warner Bros Studios Leavesden, The Bottle Yard Studios (Bristol), Titanic Studios (Belfast) Dragon Studios (Glamorgan,Wales)

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Old 04-18-2016, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Why has the UK film industry been making waves worldwide? | Guardian Small Business Network | The Guardian

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Old 04-18-2016, 06:15 AM
 
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It is without a doubt LA. Although you are right a lot of production is leaving LA, but they are leaving for Atlanta more so than for London. While london has an extremely impressive and has a large film production scene I don't see it surpassing LA in the near future. The only city that MIGHT give LA a run for its money in the future could be Atlanta.

If you look at the highest grossing films of last weekend in the usa you will notice this:
1. The Jungle Book - Los Angeles
2. The Barber Shop- Atlanta
3. The Boss- Atlanta and Chicago
4. Batman Vs. Superman- Detroit and chicago
5. Zootopia(doesn't count)- Los Angeles
6. Criminal- London
7. My big Fat Greek Weeding- Toronto
8. Mericals from Heaven- Atlanta
9. God's not dead 2- Little Rock, Arkansas
10. Eye in the sky- South Africa
11. Hardcore Henrey- Moscow
12. Divergent- Atlanta
There are so many U.S. films that are set in the southern states or midwest, that it makes sense geographically and financially to set up production bases in Atlanta.
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Old 04-18-2016, 06:17 AM
 
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The UK film industry produces quality, not quantity, IMO.
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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The UK film industry produces quality, not quantity, IMO.
I agree, although London/Britain never had the numbers of vast studios that Los Angeles had, what British Studios did was by and large was considered to be of very good quality and unique, and the British Film Industry is still highly respected within the global film industry to thgis day.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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There are so many U.S. films that are set in the southern states or midwest, that it makes sense geographically and financially to set up production bases in Atlanta.
Two words: Tax credits.
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:19 AM
 
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New York City = Capital of the World
Los Angeles = Movie Capital
London = Football Capital
Historically NYC is the movie capital and London the financial capital. Today L.A. due to Hollywood is considered the movie/film capital of the world although many movies/films/series are done in NYC.
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:12 AM
 
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Historically NYC is the movie capital and London the financial capital. Today L.A. due to Hollywood is considered the movie/film capital of the world although many movies/films/series are done in NYC.
NYC hasn't been the movie capitol since before WW2. Same goes with London and financial capitol (or perhaps even back to the 1920's).
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