Thanks for posting that thread! Everyone should read it!
It really is devastating! Why don'twe here more about this and why are the local politicians able to bury the news!? I think it is a matter of educating the public on how many billions of dollars are being lost as a result.
I wonder what the best action to take is on the grass roots level.
For sure, it can't be ignored with comments like "LA still has the bulk of tv". It loses more and more every year! Film has virtually left the state and that was a slow process over the years.
Don't be naive in thinking that the studios will stay here because of "the weather". They will go where they can make the best profit. More and more soundstages, studios, etc. are being built out of state to accomadate the mass exodus out of Los Angeles.
It is very scary!
Scary? Why are you scared? You should be excited! Finally some even playing ground away from Hollywood. You think you're having more success competing with EVERY actor in Hollywood? Wouldn't you be happy if half your competition moved to another location?
Scary? Why are you scared? You should be excited! Finally some even playing ground away from Hollywood. You think you're having more success competing with EVERY actor in Hollywood? Wouldn't you be happy if half your competition moved to another location?[/QUOTE]
I should be happy? For what? For the fact that the Los Angeles economy relies heavily on the entertainment industry and it is being outsourced to othere states? Or that entertainment related workers (from actors to grips, etc. etc.) have lost the opportunity to work and earn a living?
If the public of California really knew the true devastation of the problem perhaps they would demand action.
There is a few reasons:
Other people making new studios. Here in Massachusetts we have New England studio is almost finished. This baby has its own hotel and ALL LOT of job opportunities around it. That is NOT counting production or acting. It is a promise to bring money in!
The audience is getting tired of the remakes of movies being made over five times, or 5th movie of the title. It should be treated like comedy. Three is the limit it dies off and should be stopped.
MORE CHANNELS are being made. The audience THINS out. They are not CATCHING the audience interest. That's what's killing Hollywood right now.
The new media is the other killer. Some brand name actors gonna go I can make my own screw hollywood stuff. They have their own dreams. They might as well make NEW stuff that the audience wants to see.
Certain shows are getting boring to us audience. Reality shows is boring. Its getting to a point the people on the show are over acting or its starting to lose its flavor.
Its a new generation. Things are falling apart for Hollywood. Its sad but the truth it is possible becoming a past fad. Like one of those soap operas was taken off the air.
There is online movies can be shown as new shows. This is FREE! Now how is the Union going to save this? (sorry I disagree with the merge big times)
The creators are missing what CAN WE GIVE THE AUDIENCE and what works? What is that they need? They are failing give out a GOOD product out!
Thee new media has this saying.
Know the saying says: Don't fix it if its not broken.
Film: If you don't like Hollywood stuff, make your own.
And Bob Fraser had warned big wig head producers at ABC of this problem. He told them what is missing. And I think he is right: Good FAMILY entertainment need to be back. Or target the audience. There is a HUGE audience of baby boomers! College students. (I know hundreds of them go on line do ON LINE role playing games making THEIR own stories or making new stories off THE WALKING DEAD, VAMPIRE DIARIES, HARRY POTTER, CSI, SMALL town role play) Go to Proboards look up role playing you see WHAT The audience wants. RIGHT there is your MAJOR college kids who are looking for good entertainment.
And someone said they would never be day player like that one lady who goes all over the place. She goes after where the acting is.
FIRST that lady is very smart! I wish I have money. But I quickly learn I can go to take Mega Bus to NYC for $10 round trip from Providence. So I work with what I have.
SECOND: To say you WON'T do anything lower as a DAY PLAYER! Stop fooling yourself. If your BRAN NAME and are known you can say that. A SMART ACTOR will take what comes their way even it is a one liner.
THIRD: I like to be an audience. I am not a fan of the lead. I am a sucker for the one liner actors at times or the guest star or a day player. I like them at times.
Fourth: We all think we know it all. I got news. I sounded like I know it all. Guess. I am WRONG we ALL don't know it all. So stop judging each other or throw your pride in each other faces. Embrace this process and love it. Remember: you have passion for it.
Bump back atcha One other thing I wanted to say: california is literally one of the most business-unfriendly states in america, for all businesses. There's been a big exodus of business to other places like Texas(not necessarily industry stuff, just businesses generally), and that's part of whats happening. CA. makes it very hard to do ANYTHING as a business. As long as that's the case, this trend away from cali will continue. I've been living in L.A. for the last 18 years, except for a few months last year living in NY. I left L.A., for New York, 8 days ago. and, except for bookings that take me to california, I'm not coming back. I can do everything I need to do from NY. Film, VO, TV, and finally I can give my Equity card a long-overdue workout.
Let's see how I do.
That's just wrong. The password to move up in this business is "no".
I encourage anyone to move that doesn't want to be here. The traffic is bad enough with people that feel like workinactor but actually are not a working actor.
just another actor..
Hey, don't offload your crap on us. LA may be packaed with people who think they're gonna make it big as actors, but we have people who think they're going to make it big at EVERY SINGLE JOB IN THE WORLD coming here.
...and Broadway people, oh god Broadway people
Well, I dunno about being "offloaded". I'm from here. Connecticut-born, Queens-raised. I started my career here. NYU and SVA student films, and of course off-off(off) broadway theatre until I joined Equity.
New York has always been home to me. I missed it.
I thought that's what you had said originally (at least somewhere anyway). But in general terms I stand by my statement.
But there was a article claiming that Newyork is the next hollywood and by the productions i see there im not suprised.
I don't think NYC is going to take all production from LA since the studios are based there and the weather is too nice... However, tax incentives will kill a lot of production like they did to Michigan. Michigan had new studios built that are ready to be boarded up since the legislators killed the golden goose.
NYC is not the next Hollywood, its NYC!!!!!
That being said, I am trying to make plans to take DS out to LA this month to visit family and see a few studio and casting people.
Michigan still has movies coming in Ryan Gosselin is planning on filming a movie here and where also getting a show from amc network
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