Wednesday, March 19, 2014
"Transportation coordinator"? How film industry changes affect local businesses
The Los Angeles Times ran a sad but insightful article today about the fates of many "industry-dependent" outfits in the Hollywood area that are now downsizing, moving, or closing shop. For all the good news and industry growth that state-sponsored film credits generate, it's worth recognizing that when something as massive as the film industry relocates, it creates economic ripples. This isn't to suggest that the film industry should never move – but it's worth recognizing the parts of the industry that are struggling the most with these changes.
The next time you're watching the credits of a movie, don't ignore the "payroll master" or "assistant chef." These folks have to make a living too!