Rally in Hollywood today

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Posted by Tracy Wagner on May 27, 1999 at 18:44:27:

Hi there,
I heard on the news radio today that there was a rally in Hollywood, to try and keep production of films *in* Hollywood.

I thought that was very interesting, and they were also talking about taking it to the government and demanding that they
get more competetive with neighboring countries' policies of tax breaks.
One of the examples they gave was that Canada gives as much as a 35% tax break to studios to come and film there.

I think we should find out some more info about that rally and get involved. If I hear any further details, I'll post them here.

Well shoot, with tax breaks like that AND non-union labor, what smart company would make a film studio in L.A.?

Unfortunately I can't repeat the whole article word for word, but the amounts that they gave just from the loss of one TV show
to overseas production was staggering. Most of the jobs that were lost were craftmen and cast actor types...sounds kinda like
what animators do, doesn't it?

I don't know if that's necessarily a BAD thing, but it may mean that L.A. is no longer *the* place to work in animation anymore.
What do you all think?

-Tracy Wagner

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