California's starting to figure out the reason why most major films are shot out-of-state. Lefty Hollywood types love their socialism and high taxes - as long as it doesn't affect them, personally. I'ts a lot less expensive to film in Louisiana or B.C. than in the City by the Ban Bay. Or even L.A. Fewer hipsters, too.
The latest example of a locally set runaway is New Line’s upcoming earthquake thriller “San Andreas,” in which a helicopter pilot played by Dwayne Johnson rescues his daughter in San Francisco after a 10.0 quake. Except for six planned days of shooting in San Francisco, the entire $100 million movie will be made in Australia at the Village Roadshow Studios in Gold Coast, Queensland.
How about that? It's actually cheaper to fly cast, crew, and equipment halfway around the world to film, rather than try to do it in California. Too many years of Democratics stealing other people's money, and that's what you end up with. Even the Hollywooders are bailing.