California’s Other Movie City Loses Its Luster

San Francisco may well be the most photogenic city in America, and its seemingly endless supply of landmarks, ocean views, and stunning architecture once made it a favorite of Hollywood filmmakers. But the city’s film fortunes have fallen off considerably in recent years, and with California mired in a horrific budget crisis, local leaders are desperate to find a way to draw some of the Hollywood cash they used to depend on back to the Bay Area.