Filmmakers follow incentives overseas

California tax breaks not competitive

Posted: December 28, 2013 at 3:59 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — In the old days, filmmakers flocked to Hollywood for its abundant sunshine, beautiful people and sandy beaches. But fueled by generous tax breaks, filmmaking has gone where the money is: Vancouver, British Columbia, London and Wellington, New Zealand.

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