The rest of this LA Times piece covers the issue of “runaway production” in a predictably dreary way, but here’s your money quote:
Films shot someplace else might use local crews, extras and stage builders, but they typically also use good ol’ American actors, producers, editors, special effects staff, composers, etc. If the choice is to make the movie or not, ask those folks what they’d prefer:
And here Matt Welch points to an often overlooked point:
Instead of passing out special goodies to filmmakers, why not work on making life a bit easier for all businesses?