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Yesterday, Eric Garcetti spent his first day as Mayor of Los Angeles "listening" to lots of people. Tonight, we ask him how soon he'll get his administration up and running, how he plans to deal with a city council that's very different from the one he just left, and what about public transit, city parks, potholes and the Department of Water and Power? Also, other states and countries call it "recruiting the movies and TV." Hollywood calls it "runaway production." We hear how Hollywood's cut-throat competitors gathered in — of all places — Los Angeles last weekend.

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Producers:
Anna Scott
Evan George
Sonya Geis

Main Topic Will LA's New Mayor Reveal What He's Really Thinking? 15 MIN, 39 SEC

LA's new Mayor, Eric Garcetti, spent yesterday listening to a variety constituents. Tonight he's agreed to do some talking. We welcome him back to Which Way, LA? in his new capacity and hear about his hopes and plans for his new administration.

Guests:
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles (@ericgarcetti)

Reporter's Notebook Can Runaway Production Be Stopped? 9 MIN, 17 SEC

As more and more places try to lure movie and TV production away from Hollywood, it's harder and harder to keep them here. Last weekend, the very people who want to capture projects for their states and countries met here in Los Angeles! Saul Gonzalez went to the annual convention of the Association of Film Commissioners International. He spoke with Amy Lemisch, Director of the California Film Commission; Johnny Griffin, Director of the Wilmington, North Carolina Film Commission; and Katie Kotok, Executive Vice President of the British Film Commission, about the growing rivalry between California and other states and countries to capture film and television production and what California is doing to keep the cameras rolling in the Golden State.

 

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California Film Commission at the annual convention of the
Association of Film Commissioners International

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez, KCRW producer (@SaulKCRW)

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