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There’s a good multiple part article on TheWrap about Hollywood and the Job Crisis that’s worth a read, especially for the news on production comparisons to the Big Apple. As reporter Tim Molloy notes, this past year has seen a record-setting 169 pilots shot throughout the country (that number is from Film L.A.), fueled in part by the cable industries desire for unique properties.
I especially recommend Part Two of the series which tallies the job erosion of TV production in LA and the news — well, not news to readers of this blog — that New York now boasts of more pilot production than ever. The Big Apple still doesn’t topple LA — the City notched 10 network pilots and five for cable, while LA produced 10 hour-long drama pilots for networks and 13 for cable. Canada is still a strong contender too. Meanwhile LA swamps NYC in the number of half-hour comedy pilots made, garnering some 64 to our hometown’s measly 2. Seems NYC still can’t compare to huge number of sound stages on the coast.
But watch out LA.