Even Hollywood is fleeing Taxifornia

Aug. 15, 2012

By John Seiler

Hollywood’s leftist elite are big supporters of such causes as raising taxes and President Obama. The president is planning more events there in the fall to troll for campaign cash among the glitterati.

Despite their socialist preening, the Hollywood bigshots still like to make a buck. Which is why they’re fleeing California for states with fewer left-wing policies:

“The five broadcast television networks will be rolling out 23 new one-hour dramas for the upcoming season. That would normally be good business for Hollywood’s hometown industry — with bookings for soundstages and plenty of work for the costumers, camera operators and caterers needed to put a show on the air.

“But not this year. Just two of the 23 new fall and midseason shows will be shot in Los Angeles County, as cost-conscious producers seek tax-friendly production havens in New York, North Carolina, Georgia and other states….

“Fewer than 10% of new network dramas this season are based in Los Angeles, down from 50% in 2010 and nearly 80% in 2005.”

When rainy, snowy, cold, high-tax New York is a better place to produce a TV show than California, you know the business climate here is toxic.

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  1. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 15 August, 2012, 11:52

    23 new 1 hour TV dramas and only TWO, count em TWO, are being shot in So Cal……we are done, stick the fork in us, tell Clown to start cutting some $100K pensions, some $125K “commission” jobs, some $300K city manager jobs, some $225K police chief jobs, some $300K fire chief jobs and some…well… you get the idea 🙂

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  2. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 15 August, 2012, 11:53

    NYC is the high tax area, I dont think the entire state of NY is hi tax, but could be wrong on that one.

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  3. Queeg
    Queeg 15 August, 2012, 12:04

    I guess that’s less GED actors telling us how to live our lives….refreshing…a real plus!

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  4. us citizen
    us citizen 15 August, 2012, 12:24

    Hey Hollywierd……..whats the matter……did the lib ideals finally catch up with you? What? Did you say you didnt like it?

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  5. Bob
    Bob 15 August, 2012, 13:36

    Where’s the Steele Janitor to explain this one?

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  6. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 15 August, 2012, 14:11

    Teddy is at home in Adelanto with his sock puppets Uhaul and Queeg, sipping a cold one by the doughboy pool outside his doublewide!

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  7. Queeg
    Queeg 15 August, 2012, 14:23

    Poodle moved to Randsburg to take advantage of a miner shack auction and be closer to his job slicing Velveta cheese for the territorial school kids’ nachos, mac n cheese and mock pizza.

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  8. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 15 August, 2012, 16:37

    Now Teddy, that wasn’t nice, you made me cry 🙂

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  9. CaliNative
    CaliNative 15 August, 2012, 19:18

    I gotta wonder if it’s the (rich/white/racist) producers of said shows that are making these money decisions. Surely, the union rank and file camera operators and costumers have nothing to do with this level of decision making. Kind of sweet justice. The guy’s that risk the capital and are responsible for the budget have to watch the bottom line and the bottom line doesn’t work in unionized Hollywood. Love it.

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  10. Donkey
    Donkey 16 August, 2012, 07:15

    Stop making Rex cry!!!!!;)

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  11. Queeg
    Queeg 16 August, 2012, 07:34

    It’s purifying exposing debunked Southern historians and Randsburg Velvetia cheese slicer workers!

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  12. jimmydeeoc
    jimmydeeoc 16 August, 2012, 09:39

    I gotta hand it to both of you knuckleheads……

    Not many sites have a readership as knowledgeable and observant to drop Adelanto and Randsburg into their comments.

    Now……as you were, gentlemen.

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  13. Queeg
    Queeg 16 August, 2012, 10:29

    Your day is not complete without the sanity of Queeg, the wisdom of Teddy and the genuine fair posts of Ulysses Uhaul.

    So there!

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