Movie industry Liberals act like they are such productive people, ignoring the reality of Hollywood corporate welfare. They sneer at anyone who might be described as conservative or traditionalist. They talk about their “work” as if it is some kind of hard task. They sit in judgment over “flyover country” in their own minds.
And they feed off a taxed population.
Thus, the New York Times reports:
Lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown of California on Wednesday said they had reached an agreement to expand the California film incentive program, capping a drive by entertainment industry unions, filmmakers and executives to bolster sagging movie and television production in the state.
The new tax-credit incentive will provide $330 million in state money annually for local film and television production, replacing an expiring program that was limited to $100 million a year, awarded based on a lottery.
In announcing the agreement, legislators noted that film production dropped by about half in California in the last 15 years, as incentives from the national government and other states, including New York, drew production away.
While feature films and television dramas have long been moving out of the state, the move by “The Tonight Show” on NBC to Manhattan from Burbank, with public support of an estimated $20 million annually, was a particular spur to those who fought to expand the California incentive.
The incentive will be offered for five years beginning with the 2016 fiscal year under the deal between Governor Brown and legislators, many of whom had been pressing for as much as $400 million in annual financing, to match similar incentives offered in New York.
If this story is true, then California is now subsidizing Hollywood productions in order to not lose business to other states that are subsidizing Hollywood productions. In other words, Hollywood is getting subsidized all over the nation.
The story reports that the subsidies receive “wide support” from both Democrats and Republicans.
Hollywood is disgusting enough without being put on the government dole. No wonder Leftists come out in favor of corporate welfare if Hollywood is getting some.