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In a eight-year period, California lost 11% of its jobs in film and TV, while New York gained 25%. When it comes to tax incentives, the Golden State is not living up to its name. And last year's LA-based Oscar winner for visual effects went bankrupt before the awards ceremony. We have the latest on runaway production. Also, the final report's not out yet, but last year's shooting at LAX is said to have revealed disturbing flaws in airport security. 

Image-for-WWLA.jpgLater on To the Point, if Comcast merges with Time-Warner Cable, it will be America's dominant broadband provider. Netflix has already agreed to pay Comcast to get better service. Is Comcast getting too much power?  Is broadband a national resource that should be regulated like a public utility?

 

Banner image: On the set of Life of Pi

AP Exclusive: Phone System Failed in LAX Shooting 5 MIN, 26 SEC

The final report on November's shooting at LAX isn't out yet, and Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon has declined to comment on an explosive story by the Associated Press. Unnamed airport officials told the wire service there were serious flaws in the security system. Tami Abdollah reports on law enforcement here in LA.

Guests:
Tami Abdollah, Associated Press (@latams)

Main Topic The Oscars May Be in Hollywood, but the Business is Leaving 16 MIN, 54 SEC

Mayor Garcetti's newly appointed film czar, Ken Ziffren, told reporters today that LA's in a "bad spiral" when it comes to the loss of film and TV production and the jobs that go with them. Visual effects, with all the work now done on computers, is an area especially vulnerable to runaway production. The latest blow is New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement that Disney's Marvel Studios will produce four live-action series for Netflix in New York City. 

 

Guests:
Ted Johnson, Variety (@tedstew )
Jason Galeon, WETA Digital (@galeonscallion)
Daniel Lay, VFX Soldier (@VFXSoldier)

More:
David Sirota on film industry
Gatto/Bocanegra legislation on credits for qualified motion pictures
'Life after Pi'
Milken Institute report, 'Hollywood Exit: Big Film Job Gains in NY'

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