Thursday, April 22, 2010
entertainment industry coach Question 414: Is it wrong to take a job out of town when I want filming to stay in my state?
I recently had a client with the same dilemma. I can't tell you what's right and wrong because who's to judge? What I can say is, you want to work, you have an opportunity. There are many reasons production is going to other states. I happen to know you live in California. There are groups such as http://shootmoviesincalifornia.com that are fighting to keep production in the state. If you're not already a member of the group, get involved.
In the mean time, it's not a quick fix and you want to work. That may mean going out of state. It doesn't make you a hypocrite, it makes you a business person who is doing the best to support your business while fighting for change.
The industry is always changing. Now it is expanding to other states. That may be advantages for other people who don't live in California. Again, you can't say what's right or wrong, you just have to get involved in creating the change you want to see.
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