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How to keep Hollywood in Hollywood
How to keep Hollywood in Hollywood

Faced with a crisis of "runaway production" that is threatening one of Los Angeles' signature industries, California lawmakers are poised to quadruple the amount of money available to help persuade film and television productions to remain in the state. But before legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown expand the annual film tax credit program to $400 million, they must assure taxpayers that the money will deliver the greatest number of jobs and the highest public benefit. For the last six years, California has relied on a lottery to dole out $100 million a year in film tax credits. Productions were selected for subsidies with no consideration of how many people would be...

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