-VFX Outsourcing
Regional Victories:
- Glendale
- West Hollywood
- Burbank

The Los Angeles Times is doing a great job at covering, in depth, the subject of American film outsourcing (Runaway Production) and it’s effects on the American film workers.

is a series of occasional articles on how globalization is changing American filmmaking.

January 25th, 2006
Avast, ye pirates!
The MPAA is accused of copying a critical work.
By John Horn, Times Staff Writer

October 2nd 2005
LA Times map of Outsourced (Runaway Production)
films from 2001 to present.

Project Manager: Barbara Serrano
Video Editor: Carlos V. Uribe
Production Assistant: Jennifer James
Online Design: Brady Tuazon
Research: Vicki Gallay, Paul Singleton, Merrill Balassone

December 31st, 2005

Up, up ... and away
Superman may be quintessentially American, but it's cheaper to film him in Australia.
By Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer

October 23nd 2005
Canada Rolls Credits on a Slump
By Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer

October 16th 2005
Down, dirty in Morocco
You get it all here: dust, scorpions, palatial banquets, cheap labor, searing heat, stunning locations. This is filmmaking way off the lot.

By Megan K. Stack, Times Staff Writer

October 9th 2005
Down-home directing
Joss Whedon used every cost-cutting trick he knew - or could invent - to keep production of the sci-fi feature "Serenity" in L.A.

By Mary McNamara, Times Staff Writer

October 2nd 2005
Filmmakers' mania for Romania
The relentless quest to lower costs brings production to this Eastern European venue - until an even cheaper location emerges.

By John Horn, Times Staff Writer

August 22nd 2005
As filming leaves, so do benefits for taxpayers
A report aims to show the effect of runaway production on working-class families as well as on state coffers.
By Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer


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