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What is Sherak’s plan for keeping production in the area?
Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed the Hollywood veteran to be the city’s first film czar and head up the new Entertainment Industry and Production Office. The office is designed to make it easier to film movies and television shows in the city and to lobby for money to boost the California’s film incentive program. Sherak is a familiar face around Hollywood.
He was president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 2009 to 2012, held numerous roles at Twentieth Century Fox and was a partner with Revolution Studios. Garcetti said it was his goal to stop ‘runaway’ film production from leaving the state and Sherak says he’s up for the job of keeping production here in California.
What is Sherak’s plan for keeping production in the area? What’s the state of the industry in Los Angeles? Is there more money out there to offer studios to film here in California?
Tom Sherak, Senior Advisor and Director of the Mayor’s Entertainment Industry and Production Office