Movies Leaving Hollywood

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For years, California's been trying to stem runaway film and TV production to other states and countries. Is the effort a failure? A new report says LA County has lost 16,000 jobs since 2004, the year of peak production. Another study says the state as a whole lost $3 billion in wages from the decline. We get the latest on what's still a major sector of the local economy. Also, if you need to use the 405 freeway while it's under construction, there's bad news and good news: the completion date's been delayed for six months, but a residents' group has been formed to speed up the contractors. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, new rules for violence in a changing Middle East.

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Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis