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L.A. Mayor Declares State of ‘Emergency’ As Movie, TV Production Flees Hollywood
Variety ^ | 8/26/13 | Ted Johnson

Posted on 08/26/2013 6:26:34 PM PDT by Nachum

Los Angeles’ new mayor has vowed to help stanch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall. But to make a real difference, Eric Garcetti needs to convince skeptical state pols to combat the lure of rich tax incentives from outside California.

Two days after this year’s Oscars, Hollywood’s councilman Eric Garcetti, then running for mayor of Los Angeles, staged a media event at Sunset Gower Studios.

Only a smattering of reporters and photographers showed up, perhaps because the gathering was to address “runaway production,” a buzzword that means little for those outside the industry and, for insiders, is a timeworn term for a chronic, unresolved problem alongside piracy and studio accounting.

But Garcetti, a series of location managers and other crew workers who spoke in late February tried convey a message of urgency: Hollywood’s homegrown industry is being ceded to other states and countries whose favorable tax credits are increasingly luring away movie and television production at an alarming rate. As competition both in the U.S. and abroad continues to grow, the state’s market share and longtime stronghold on production jobs and spending are fast evaporating.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bluezones; california; capitalism; declares; emergency; ericgarcetti; garcetti; hollywood; losangeles; mayor; promotion; runaway; runawayproduction; state; taxandspend; taxcredits; taxes; taxincentives; unions
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1 posted on 08/26/2013 6:26:34 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Maybe they should put up a fence.


2 posted on 08/26/2013 6:28:38 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: Nachum
A film czar? Oh yes, a petty bureaucrat appointed to oversee a segment of the economy just like in the glory days of the Soviet Union.
3 posted on 08/26/2013 6:30:51 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Nachum

Unions.


4 posted on 08/26/2013 6:32:09 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: Nachum

California is such a business-friendly state./S


5 posted on 08/26/2013 6:32:10 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Nachum

Free Market Capitalism 101.


6 posted on 08/26/2013 6:33:00 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Nachum
I guess it's no emergency that 1,000’s of other businesses and entire industries have left L.A. County. It's no emergency that our schools are graduating students with I.Q's to match their shoe sizes. It's no emergency that illegals are overrunning the infrastructure/institutions at the same time that there aren't any funds to keep those infrastructure/institutions maintained and operating safely. It's no emergency that there are more piglets on the teets than there are teets.
The people of La-la land have elected yet another economic and social moron. -Wb
7 posted on 08/26/2013 6:34:06 PM PDT by Wagonboy (STOP GLOBAL WHINING!)
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To: Nachum

Los Angeles’ new mayor has vowed to help stanch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall.
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In the movie FDR got Annie to help...


8 posted on 08/26/2013 6:34:25 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: SpaceBar

There’s a lot of irony in the fact that the people in our country’s political class who call themselves ‘Czars’ are the very same kind of people who pumped bullets into the Romanov’s.


9 posted on 08/26/2013 6:35:22 PM PDT by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: Nachum

What disgusts me is the hypocritical double-think. Hollywood muckety-mucks understand the horrible effects of runaway unionization and high taxes when their own pocketbooks are involved. But their product sends a constant Leftist message demanding the things they’re trying to escape.


10 posted on 08/26/2013 6:37:09 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Nachum

11 posted on 08/26/2013 6:37:30 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Nachum
The answer is obvious... raise taxes.
12 posted on 08/26/2013 6:40:14 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Nachum

Where is the barf alert?


13 posted on 08/26/2013 6:41:34 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Nachum

The real question, Mr. Mayor, is why the industry has stayed so long.


14 posted on 08/26/2013 6:43:52 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Nachum
Did somebody say...

-PJ

15 posted on 08/26/2013 6:44:29 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Nachum

So who is going to make up the revenue that LA gives to Hollywood.
LA taxpayers, that who.


16 posted on 08/26/2013 6:49:30 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Nachum

bump


17 posted on 08/26/2013 6:52:03 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Nachum

Lots of films being made in Georgia. Crews are filming all around Atlanta.

http://www.georgia.org/competitive-advantages/tax-credits/Pages/film-tv-credit.aspx


18 posted on 08/26/2013 6:57:59 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: Nachum

The mayor is going to raise taxes to keep production from leaving. /sarc


19 posted on 08/26/2013 7:01:43 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Atlantan

Michigan seems to be a major destination for filmmakers these days as well.

Low Winter Sun is a new cop drama set and filmed in Detroit.

http://www.michiganfilmoffice.org/Made-in-Michigan/Film/Default.aspx


20 posted on 08/26/2013 7:03:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: capydick
"You Reap What You Sow!"

O-kaaaay... true enough proverb. But sorta odd for an around-the-neck chest tat.

I have to wonder what possessed the fellow to get that particular tat... maybe some gruesome mistake earlier in life that he wants to remember as a life lesson... but every time he looks in the mirror.... it's backwards.

21 posted on 08/26/2013 7:03:11 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Nachum

gone to Texas????


22 posted on 08/26/2013 7:07:38 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Nachum
oh yeah, ANOTHER taxpayer funded moneyhole of a job, that should solve EVERYTHING!!!
23 posted on 08/26/2013 7:10:24 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nachum

Hollywood must pay their fair share.


24 posted on 08/26/2013 7:11:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Chode
ANOTHER taxpayer funded moneyhole of a job, that should solve EVERYTHING!!!

....and the band played on.

25 posted on 08/26/2013 7:12:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SpaceBar

Which President was the first to hire someone to do a job the government was already doing, and called it a czar position?

I ask, because, the term itself is like a poke in the eye to anyone with a decent knowledge of history.


26 posted on 08/26/2013 7:15:37 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: dfwgator
100%... Ball of Confusion, And the Band Played On
27 posted on 08/26/2013 7:20:50 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: dayglored
"I am the reaper baby, ain't nothing can kill me."


28 posted on 08/26/2013 7:21:13 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Wagonboy

You read my mind. The millinaires and billionaires of Hollywood will take their marbles and go elsewhere if they don’t receive more tax breaks (and they already get federal subsidies). But the middle-class workers can either like higher taxes, or lump it. (Or, what California seems to not care about, the middle-class can increasingly move to states where their productivity is appreciated and rewarded. Then only the Hollywood limosuine liberals will be left to pay for all the “entitlements” they tried to foist off on the middle-class).

It’s interesting how the entitlement receiving “poor” and the very rich seem to have converging politics-soak the middle-class. They don’t seem to consider that that middle class can take themselves, their due taxes, and small businesses to states where they are welcomed.


29 posted on 08/26/2013 7:26:26 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Nachum

I hope he does convince them to stay, because they will only do to other states what they’ve done to Colorado if they go elsewhere.


30 posted on 08/26/2013 7:30:13 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Nachum

Most of the new movies are nothing more than video games needing a fraction of set costs as it’s replicated code.


31 posted on 08/26/2013 7:32:40 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Nachum

A major cause of this problem is not what you might expect. The film industry is hopelessly intertwined with the *adult* film industry.

“Los Angeles County last year (2012) passed a law requiring porn actors to wear condoms during movie shoots.” A judge has just upheld that law.

Because their audience does not *want* to see porn with condoms, this effectively was an “expulsion order” for the porn industry to leave Los Angeles. So with little fanfare, they are leaving.

However, about that “intertwining”... All sorts of things in the technical side of the movie industries are shared. All those people on the periphery of the industry can only get enough work to survive with *both* the mainstream and the porn industries to give them work.


32 posted on 08/26/2013 7:37:12 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: ZOOKER

Tax Elesium.


33 posted on 08/26/2013 7:39:52 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: VR-21

You are correct in your assessment, but the Russian royal family were the Romanovs or Romanoffs - no apostrophe before the S.


34 posted on 08/26/2013 7:40:03 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: AU72

I’m surprised there are movies still being made, I haven’t been to a movie in years.....too expensive and they will show up on Netflix in a few monthws.


35 posted on 08/26/2013 7:47:14 PM PDT by estrogen (voter fraud was huge)
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To: Nachum
If Obama had a city it would look like Detroit, Los Angeles?
36 posted on 08/26/2013 7:48:50 PM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: cripplecreek

Never got a call for Transformer 4.


37 posted on 08/26/2013 7:49:49 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: School of Rational Thought

Maybe if they leave that cesspool called Hollywood, they might make some quality movies with actual plots that have to do with real life compelling situations and moral story lines.

Well, one can dream, anyway.


38 posted on 08/26/2013 7:59:14 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: cripplecreek
Low Winter Sun is a new cop drama set and filmed in Detroit.

Well, the filmmakers probably have very few hurdles to clear with Detroit. And instead of paying union-scale stuntmen as bad-guys, they can use real thugs.

If they freak out, the good guys can just shoot em...on camera. Who would care?

39 posted on 08/26/2013 8:03:57 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“All those people on the periphery of the industry can only get enough work to survive with *both* the mainstream and the porn industries to give them work.”

You mean they use “fluff girls” in mainstream movies too? The “fluff girls” union is going to have an “uprising” about all of this!


40 posted on 08/26/2013 8:08:46 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

Always look for the union label.

The one thing you don’t want from a fluffer is a scab.


41 posted on 08/26/2013 8:27:19 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: Nachum

Progressives admit tax breaks help business.


42 posted on 08/26/2013 8:28:22 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The reason we are where we are today is the belief that posting on a website will fix the nation.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“Always look for the union label. The one thing you don’t want from a fluffer is a scab.”

Oh I owe you one! My evening coffee is all over my keyboard! This is such nonsense. It’s almost as bad as the government “ subsidizing” (read buying) sports facilities. It’s all just government welfare, to keep the dumb schmuck LIV’s placated.


43 posted on 08/26/2013 8:40:54 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Nachum

Try cutting taxes and making the business climate more friendly.


44 posted on 08/26/2013 8:56:00 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Nachum

“Los Angeles’ new mayor has vowed to help stanch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood”

I assume he must be proposing a wall around Hollywood to keep them in, because heaven knows he won’t advocate tax breaks or non-union production. A wall is the only other feasible solution.


45 posted on 08/26/2013 9:18:53 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: ZOOKER
Maybe they should put up a fence.

Good idea.

I'd like to see them set up a blue-ribbon commission to study the problem.

46 posted on 08/26/2013 9:25:28 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Nachum

The irony is almost too much to bear-liberal elitists ruin California, then leave. Time to re-think a quarantine...


47 posted on 08/26/2013 10:37:45 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Nachum

The irony is almost too much to bear-liberal elitists ruin California, then leave. Time to re-think a quarantine...


48 posted on 08/26/2013 10:38:00 PM PDT by Spok
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To: SpaceBar
I'd really like to know why in America we use the word ‘’czar’’, Russian for'' Caesar'' in referring to some head of some silly government post.
49 posted on 08/27/2013 1:34:49 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Atlantan

I will have to keep an eye on that me being in SC. Granted I changed careers to something that paid from TV, I still enjoyed the hands on stuff I did and have helped on an indie film.


50 posted on 08/27/2013 3:48:45 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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