CA Recovery? Sony Pictures Imageworks to move head office to Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada, has taken over as the filming capital of the world. Hollywood just begs for tax dollars, while the work goes on in Canada. Go here to see a small number of the shows and films done in this one Canadian town.

Now Sony is moving hundreds of workers from Culver City to Vancouver—and will hire hundreds more. While the Hollywood Elites demand higher taxes for you, more union control on your businesses, bad education for your children, they move their industry to Canada. Hollywood understands you keep people in poverty and they will see films that glorify, similar to the 1930;s—people were poor so they went to the movies for fantasy.

 “Argula said the two biggest factors behind the head office shift include Vancouver’s growing base of talented visual effects workers and provincial tax breaks designed to attract motion picture industry work.”

Tax “breaks” actually means lower taxes in Vancouver than Los Angeles.

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Sony visual effects arm quits California to employ up to 700 in downtown Pacific Centre space

 

By BRUCE CONSTANTINEAU, Vancouver Sun, 5/30/14

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“Imageworks representative Steven Argula said Vancouver will become the new head office almost immediately.

“We’re going to start referring to Vancouver as our headquarters as of now, even though we’re not in the new space yet,” he said.

Argula said the two biggest factors behind the head office shift include Vancouver’s growing base of talented visual effects workers and provincial tax breaks designed to attract motion picture industry work.

The company’s California office employs about 270 workers — who were told about the relocation on Thursday — and Argula said it’s still not clear how many people will be employed there next year.

“We will maintain a small base in Culver City, which will basically deal with L.A.-based clients,” he said.”

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