Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law


Jenica Yurcic

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This Article argues that California should devise an incentive plan to attract film production projects rather than take a defensive posture to deter film flight. The objective of the incentive plan is to consolidate government funding while capitalizing on California's film marketing and distribution expertise, as well as the growing demand for digital post-production services. In an increasingly global film industry, this incentive plan would lower the bottom-line of international productions. The prospect of earning increased profits through international production efforts should attract more business to the California film industry. However, while such a business plan is easy to envision, its legal formation is more difficult to accomplish.