Bringing Hollywood Back To California

Having a governor with serious Hollywood clout is paying big dividends for California’s movie industry. “Capitalizing on his industry insider knowledge, the governor has signed laws to ease red tape in filming, fought Internet video piracy, appointed proven Hollywood veterans to the state film commission, and mandated film industry liaisons in all state agencies and departments.” The effects have been most immediately noticable in the number of films being made in the state which might otherwise have fled to Canada or other lower-cost environs.

Source: The Christian Science Monitor - 10/13/04