If you are a California resident working in the film industry, and have been at least semi-conscious for the past decade, you probably noticed the marked attenuation in the number of jobs here in town. Initially, people called it Runaway Production, with films packing off to Canada to shoot because it was so much cheaper (the exchange rate was in our favor, and the Canadian government was offering tax incentives). Then, other states in our fine country took the idea and ran with it, offering big tax incentives to filmmakers. States like Michigan, New Mexico, the Carolinas, Florida and Louisiana jumped into the fray, and had great success in luring production to their areas. Today’s LA Times has a story illustrating the predicament now faced by Californian filmmakers. Check it out HERE.
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