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Los Angeles losing the core of its TV production to other states
LA Times ^ | August 19, 2012 | LA Times

Posted on 08/19/2012 7:11:50 PM PDT by HIDEK6

The five broadcast television networks will be rolling out 23 new one-hour dramas for the upcoming season. That would normally be good business for Hollywood's hometown industry — with bookings for soundstages and plenty of work for the costumers, camera operators and caterers needed to put a show on the air.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: bluezones; california; entertainment; flight; hollywood; losangeles; tax
Like we were saying ....
1 posted on 08/19/2012 7:12:05 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: HIDEK6

I bet it’s going to states that offer evil tax breaks. Maybe Hollywood should set the example and pay their fair share! LOL!


2 posted on 08/19/2012 7:14:31 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

My heart bleeds for them.. no wait, I am from Louisiana and live in Georgia and they seem to be getting a lot of those jobs. Amazing what Republican governors can do!


3 posted on 08/19/2012 7:21:03 PM PDT by USAFJeeper (Who Dat Nation - Loving the Manning Face!)
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To: HIDEK6

WTF? Why should Sacramento subsidize overpaid actors and union goons in Hollyweird?


4 posted on 08/19/2012 7:25:52 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: USAFJeeper

Yeah, I recently ran across an article about a studio in Atlanta that just built an addition to handle more work. Pretty cool.


5 posted on 08/19/2012 7:34:13 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: HIDEK6

LMFAO.

It’s about time that it came home to bite Hollyweird too, and their little artificial reality.

With any luck, Sacramento won’t figure it out until it is too late.


6 posted on 08/19/2012 7:38:15 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: HIDEK6

A lot of movies and TV shows are also being shot in Canada. And the Hollywood libs are some of the first people complaining the loudest about American jobs being taken out of the country. Of course, as is normal for libs, it’s OK for THEM to do it.


7 posted on 08/19/2012 7:39:06 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("When America ceases to be good, she'll cease to be great!” - de Tocqueville)
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To: HIDEK6

FU LA!

How’s it feel?


8 posted on 08/19/2012 7:39:46 PM PDT by vladimir998
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9 posted on 08/19/2012 7:46:02 PM PDT by Bratch
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10 posted on 08/19/2012 7:50:34 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: HIDEK6

I have a cousin in the industry and she recently moved from Los Angeles to New Orleans as all the work she is involved in is now managed and shot from there. I’m sure the costs and tax rates are better than anything California can afford to offer today.


11 posted on 08/19/2012 7:52:01 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: HIDEK6

they’ll still have porn, right?


12 posted on 08/19/2012 7:52:23 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: HIDEK6

These people in the story should just pick up and move where the work is.


13 posted on 08/19/2012 7:55:44 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: bigbob

That’s moving to Tampa because of the LA City condom inspectors.


14 posted on 08/19/2012 7:56:00 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Drango
WTF? Why should Sacramento subsidize overpaid actors and union goons in Hollyweird?

I think this is the issue, more so than tax credits, although those are surely one consideration. Many of these production companies are seeking lower labor costs, and the Southern states can offer that, whereas all California can offer is ever-escalating labor costs, courtesy of the unions.

It's just one more instance where union labor has managed to price itself out of work, to the happy benefit of others who have avoided doing so.
15 posted on 08/19/2012 7:57:56 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: HIDEK6

Wow. Hollywierd helped put Kali on the destination map. With them moving out, quitely in the middle of the night, they are ringing the death knell to Kali.


16 posted on 08/19/2012 8:20:02 PM PDT by CodeToad (Anticipate their arrival...they won't.)
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To: CodeToad
And before Hollywood put California on the movie map, the hotbed of the blooming film industry was . . . wait for it . . . New Jersey! Hollywood cannot die quickly enough.
17 posted on 08/19/2012 8:45:00 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Goodness, unless they are conservatives and support the constitutional Republic, keep ‘em out of Texas and Florida! They need to move to Masshole or Vermont.


18 posted on 08/19/2012 8:48:56 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson
City Council OKs deal to buy Eastland Mall, hoping for TV and movie studios

The Charlotte City Council voted unanimously Monday night to buy the hulking remains of Eastland Mall, spending $13.2 million with hopes of turning 81 acres into movie and television studios and revitalizing the east side.

Right to work State? Yes

19 posted on 08/19/2012 8:53:04 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: rabidralph
Yeah, I recently ran across an article about a studio in Atlanta that just built an addition to handle more work. Pretty cool.

Sounds like EUE/Screen Gems. They also have a large facility in Wilmingon, NC.

20 posted on 08/19/2012 9:15:43 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Milton Miteybad
It's just one more instance where union labor has managed to price itself out of work, to the happy benefit of others who have avoided doing so.

In addition, there is scads of make-work and feather-bedding. Typically, on a union stage, only a gaffer can plug an electrical cord into the wall or move a light. Only a grip can handle the apple boxes, etc., etc., etc.

And, if you go on location with a child, there's an extra bus-load of people to attend to the kid.

Shooting commercials in Hollywood became very tiresome...and very expensive. Which is why we did most of our work in Texas...

21 posted on 08/19/2012 9:31:25 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: HIDEK6

Can they come to Austin and take all the liberal idiots away from here too?


22 posted on 08/19/2012 9:42:52 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: CodeToad
death knell to Kali.

Not quite yet. We've still got Zuckerberg.

23 posted on 08/19/2012 10:20:14 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: HIDEK6

Our production company is in the same boat in Hollywood. But no matter where you go, those scumbag Teamsters have a chokehold on the production crews and they just don’t allow anyone to buck the system.

My bud worked on the set of FALLING SKIES. Toronto was not cheap enough for tax incentives so the producers went to Vancouver as BC knows how to lure American producers


24 posted on 08/19/2012 10:44:10 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: HIDEK6

The five broadcast television networks...
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Let’s see... Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC..and..and..???? I think that’s only FOUR, not five. Have I missed something?


25 posted on 08/19/2012 10:46:58 PM PDT by octex
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To: scooby321

I heard about that on the local AM talk a few weeks back. A scam in a lot of respects apparently.


26 posted on 08/20/2012 4:42:40 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: HIDEK6

If they have no bread, let them become Scuba instructors.


27 posted on 08/20/2012 5:01:54 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: octex

I believe the fifth broadcast network is the CW Network. Their programs include Nikita, Hart of Dixie, America’s Next Top Model, Supernatural, Ringer, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Cirle and others.


28 posted on 08/20/2012 5:42:54 AM PDT by OldRanchHand
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To: HIDEK6

The democrats here can’t get rid of business fast enough.


29 posted on 08/20/2012 5:50:08 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: max americana

We don’t have teamsters and other union types here in my part of the world but something almost as bad.

In the realm of the good paying freelance production gigs there is a governing clique for lack of a better way to describe it. If you aren’t in with them like 99% of the commoners, try all you like but you will never get in.

Me and a few of the other capable commoners realized that ages ago. A lot of the others believed if they killed themselves that much more that they would be welcomed in. From what I have heard since I left a few years back, nothing has changed. The clique group is essentially unchanged.

I picked up IT and moved on and on the whole did better and treated better. While I was going to school for it on my own scarce dimes, I became more of an outcast except when something imporant needed doing. I still get a small paying gig in photography or rare videography plus I produce some stock video and photo that can bring a few bucks in.

Another one who is still there for however long it lasts does a lot of yard and lightlandscaping. He puts in the hours but does fairly well at it. I will hire him from time to time when my yard needs it.


30 posted on 08/20/2012 7:51:03 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: EveningStar

Sure doesn’t feel like that around here......seems every other week there are road or bridge closures due to filming.


31 posted on 08/20/2012 9:41:06 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Erasmus

Yes, that’s it.


32 posted on 08/20/2012 3:18:38 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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