Georgia has become so successful in the film industry that Hollywood actors are moving here for the jobs that locals might normally get.
ATLANTA -- A new study by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. says the motion-picture industry has lost more than 16,100 jobs in Los Angeles County since the peak year of 2004, and that tax incentives offered by Georgia and other states could be to blame, reports Reuters.
The study says that the motion-picture and video production sector of the entertainment industry - the largest segment of the industry in Los Angeles County - was responsible for 118,200 jobs in the county in 2004. In 2011, the number had dropped to 102,100, Reuters reports.
Georgia added nearly 800 jobs in the sector, while New York State added 14,100 during that time, the study said.
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Other states that have added movie jobs include Louisiana, which has added more than 2,200 jobs since beginning a tax-credit program in 2002, Reuters said.