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#1 Jeffrey Cirbes

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 02:00 PM

http://www.hollywood...7b6a04410cdbe58
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#2 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 03:31 AM

I heard this from a friend on the show today. It's such a bummer. They have a really great crew over there.
I found this quote from the above article strange.
"Because of the relocation, about 150 crew members on "Betty" will lose their jobs, though most are expected to be reassigned to other ABC Studios shows based in Los Angeles. "
Is that so? So who will they fire from their other shows so that they can "reassign" the current Ugly Betty crew? What a load of crap!
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#3 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 04:47 AM

Interesting, I have known America for years, and I know she sort of fell in love with NY, so I know she won't mind, but I also know a few guys in the camera department, so I am sure it sucks for them, I'll have to ask around for more details.
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#4 Mitch Gross

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 10:48 PM

While I feel bad for the crew members in LA losing their jobs, it's not like the work is simply disappearing. An equal number of talented crew members will need to be hired in NY. These things happen.
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#5 Richard Boddington

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:08 PM

States all across the USA are starting or upping tax credits to lure business away from LA.

I've never understood why California does not offer a tax credit?

It could be worse, Ugly Betty, might have moved to Saskatchewan for the 50% tax credit!!

The high fashion world of Ugly Betty meets Saskatchewan, hmmmmmm, I dunno?

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#6 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:25 PM

While I feel bad for the crew members in LA losing their jobs, it's not like the work is simply disappearing. An equal number of talented crew members will need to be hired in NY. These things happen.

Good point Mitch. I guess I'm just a bit annoyed at how flip the Hollywood Reporter was about them being "reassigned". Everybody knows those crew members will just have to find other work.
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#7 Tenolian Bell

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:22 PM

Good point Mitch. I guess I'm just a bit annoyed at how flip the Hollywood Reporter was about them being "reassigned". Everybody knows those crew members will just have to find other work.


It generally works in the opposite direction.

Shows set in NY, shoot the pilot in NY. If the pilot is picked up the show moves production to LA. Its rare for a show set in NY to move production from LA back to NY.
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#8 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 06:09 AM

It generally works in the opposite direction.

Shows set in NY, shoot the pilot in NY. If the pilot is picked up the show moves production to LA. Its rare for a show set in NY to move production from LA back to NY.

That's very true. The Ugly Betty pilot was shot in NY and went into production in LA. I'm happy for the folks in NY that will get work on the show (I have friends in NY). But I'm bummed for the people in LA that have been on the show and will have to find a new job.
I definitely don't have any animosity towards NY crew.
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