-VFX OutsourcingRegional Victories:- Glendale- West Hollywood- Burbank
The Los Angeles Times is doing a great job at covering, in depth, the subject of American film outsourcing (Runaway Production) and it’s effects on the American film workers.
HOLLYWORLDis a series of occasional articles on how globalization is changing American filmmaking.
January 25th, 2006Avast, ye pirates!The MPAA is accused of copying a critical work.By John Horn, Times Staff Writer
October 2nd 2005LA Times map of Outsourced (Runaway Production)films from 2001 to present.Project Manager: Barbara SerranoVideo Editor: Carlos V. UribeProduction Assistant: Jennifer JamesOnline Design: Brady TuazonResearch: Vicki Gallay, Paul Singleton, Merrill BalassoneDecember 31st, 2005Up, up ... and awaySuperman may be quintessentially American, but it's cheaper to film him in Australia.By Geoff Boucher, Times Staff WriterOctober 23nd 2005HOLLYWORLDCanada Rolls Credits on a SlumpBy Richard Verrier, Times Staff WriterOctober 16th 2005Down, dirty in MoroccoYou get it all here: dust, scorpions, palatial banquets, cheap labor, searing heat, stunning locations. This is filmmaking way off the lot.By Megan K. Stack, Times Staff Writer
October 9th 2005Down-home directingJoss Whedon used every cost-cutting trick he knew - or could invent - to keep production of the sci-fi feature "Serenity" in L.A. By Mary McNamara, Times Staff Writer
October 2nd 2005Filmmakers' mania for RomaniaThe relentless quest to lower costs brings production to this Eastern European venue - until an even cheaper location emerges. By John Horn, Times Staff WriterAugust 22nd 2005As filming leaves, so do benefits for taxpayersA report aims to show the effect of runaway production on working-class families as well as on state coffers.By Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
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