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By Vicki Mayer

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ISBN-13: 9780520293816

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Early within the twenty-first century, Louisiana, one of many poorest states within the usa, redirected hundreds of thousands in tax money from the general public coffers as a way to develop into the pinnacle place website globally for the creation of Hollywood motion pictures and tv sequence. Why could lawmakers aid this sort of coverage? Why might voters settle for the policy’s uncomfortable results on their economic system and culture? Almost Hollywood, approximately New Orleans addresses those questions via a learn of the neighborhood and daily studies of the movie economic system in New Orleans, Louisiana—a urban that has two times pursued the target of turning into a film creation capital. From the silent period to today’s Hollywood South, Vicki Mayer explains that the air of mystery of a movie economic system is inseparable from a winning feel of domestic, whilst it alterations that position irrevocably.

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Introduction Presenting Hollywood South Bells sounded in 2014 when a prominent service agency for film production in Los Angeles announced a report revealing that Louisiana had surpassed California as the top location for major film production. While the ringing in Southern California tolled the steady decline of the local film economy, it sounded more like wedding chimes in the Louisiana press. ”1 Embedded in the euphoria over the state’s film-production stature was a sense of achievement. Merely twelve years and over $1 billion in investments had paid off in the making of Hollywood South.

A quick rewrite of the script and off I go. First to the production balance sheet: there I’m on a fast track for state verification and approval. Along with the millions of fellow Louisiana tax credits, I may be California dreaming, but I stay in state, where I have the most value. You see, I may be leveraged for venture investment coming from Manhattan or Silicon Valley, but my value can only be claimed by a Louisiana citizen or corporation. The studio wants me, but not enough to move. Nor are they going to risk their future if my project is a flop.

Oakland: University of California Press, 2017. 25 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY-ND license. org/licenses. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Mayer, Vicki, 1971- author. Title: Almost Hollywood, nearly New Orleans : the lure of the local film economy / Vicki Mayer. Description: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2016046883 (print) | LCCN 2016048419 (ebook) | ISBN 9780520293816 (pbk.

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