Hollywood hates California, loves Canada

Production companies are coming back to Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal

As the Hollywood studios start shooting pilots for the new TV season, they’re filming everywhere except Hollywood, where production costs are too high and tax incentives too low. That means that after several years when Canada wasn’t being used for many big network pilots, U.S. production companies are once again coming to Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal to film their vampire stories and relationship comedies. Of course, if Governor Schwarzenegger  gets his tax-break program in place, the studios may abandon Canada and go back to California. They’re fickle that way.


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