Motion Picture Capital of the World!
No Filming Allowed.
That might as well be California’s motto. Despite being home to every major studio in the world, California remains way behind the game of getting productions to film here. Or, in this case, keep their business here. I mean, how hard do you have to convince someone to NOT fly across the country and hire a local crew to make their film when all the actors, execs, post facilities, Star Waggons……….
I’m running out of breath here. But seriously, Georgia and Louisiana are production meccas now. All due to tax incentives. Yes, tax incentives govern location.
Now, that makes absolute perfect business sense to me and I applaud GA and LA for being way ahead of the curve.
The California economy is in the dumpster. You’d think we would figure this out. We recently introduced a 20 percent tax credit, but ONLY IF YOU’RE AIRING ON BASIC CABLE. Broadcast network show? No credit.
The born and bred and proud Californian in me understands there is a lot of cache in CA landmarks and icons and blah blah blah. We’re in a heap of trouble, and one of our biggest industries is shipping off – to anywhere else in the nation except where their offices are located – to work.
Get it together, please.