Skip to comments.Los Angeles losing the core of its TV production to other states
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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I bet it’s going to states that offer evil tax breaks. Maybe Hollywood should set the example and pay their fair share! LOL!
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!
WTF? Why should Sacramento subsidize overpaid actors and union goons in Hollyweird?
Yeah, I recently ran across an article about a studio in Atlanta that just built an addition to handle more work. Pretty cool.
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.
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.
How’s it feel?
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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.
they’ll still have porn, right?
These people in the story should just pick up and move where the work is.
That’s moving to Tampa because of the LA City condom inspectors.
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.
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.
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
Sounds like EUE/Screen Gems. They also have a large facility in Wilmingon, NC.
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...
Can they come to Austin and take all the liberal idiots away from here too?
Not quite yet. We've still got Zuckerberg.
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
The five broadcast television networks...
Let’s see... Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC..and..and..???? I think that’s only FOUR, not five. Have I missed something?
I heard about that on the local AM talk a few weeks back. A scam in a lot of respects apparently.
If they have no bread, let them become Scuba instructors.
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.
The democrats here can’t get rid of business fast enough.
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.
Sure doesn’t feel like that around here......seems every other week there are road or bridge closures due to filming.
Yes, that’s it.