The prime-time soap Pasadena
is the latest in a series of productions to flee Hollywood for Canada in order to cut production costs, bleeding the city of an estimated 25,000 jobs and 3 billion dollars a year. To counter the momentum, the California Film Commission has begun offering incentives to productions that stay at home, and five US Senators have proposed tax breaks to lure projects that will enrich local economies and attract tourism. We take a look at film flight, protectionism and free trade, with a studio exec, actor-turned-Senator, and international trade expert.
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