Animation Runs to Vancouver

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As promised, here is my interview on tax credit-induced digital animation explosion in Vancouver (at California's cost) with Ron Diamond of Animation World Network.

What do you think? Comments, please!

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From KQED’s Bureau in San Jose, Rachael Myrow covers politics, economics, technology, food and culture in a vast region extending from Burlingame to Edenvale to Fremont. This follows more than seven years waking at 3 am to host the daily version of KQED's California Report, broadcast on NPR affiliates throughout the state during NPR's Morning Edition. She still guest hosts for The California Report and Forum, blogs for Bay Area Bites, and files for NPR and PRI’s The World. Before KQED, she worked for Marketplace and KPCC in Los Angeles. Follow @rachaelmyrow

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  1. Monti Moore says:

    The failure of California to keep its animation and film studios has many issues. The main one in my opinion is the lack of decent story lines and creative content that speaks to conscious humanity.

    Speaking to the lowest and crudest aspects of humanity seems to be the choice of Hollywood.

    Why bother.

  2. Not surprising, as the current trend for creative jobs is to ship them overseas. This trend is not limited to animation, but affects creatives everywhere from gaming artists to web designers.

    I feel the biggest loss for California– as well as the rest of the country– is that no one is protecting jobs in the U.S. but allowing the executives that live in California to reap all the benefits. One solution could be to increase taxes on employers that send production outside the country, and give more tax breaks for those that keep production inside the country. Other countries protect jobs, but why doesn’t the U.S.?

    If the middle class is to stay strong, it will take new rules and ideas to compete with the ever-growing global market.