BC NDP leader Adrian Dix was in Los Angeles meeting with production company executives on why they choose British Columbia for filming: it’s our world-class film crews and our locations. In British Columbia, production companies only receive 33% in payroll and labour costs.Any production accountant and production manager will choose the cheaper option and have their production filmed in Toronto or Montreal. The film industry is a multi-billion dollar industry here in British Columbia, commercial and other industries depend on the film industry.
Yet the premier doesn’t believe that’s the case. She says it’s not “sustainable” for our economy… Wait? How is it not sustainable when film brings in more business where they spend quite a lot of money? Not to mention local municipalities get extra revenue streams for charging film productions location fees.
Adrian Dix hasn’t said anything on what an NDP government would do. It’s pretty frustrating when politicians are politicizing people’s jobs. No one has came forward with an answer.
I have been putting this off for quite sometime. I’m usually not a person that posts his inane and random rants on the interwebs. Hey, I saw that smirk. Rub it off or I’ll rant about you next! ;-P My procrastination usually takes the better of me when it comes to updating my blog on a frequent basis. Of course, I have been making some horrible calls on my predictions in the UEFA Euro Cup contest. I’ve gone off topic (again). Let’s try this again.
I have came up with this revolutionary concept, What Grinds My Gears. This new special category will be the repository for special issues that I believe we should have an important discussion about it let me be quite frank and rant about how awful it is at the same time. They can pretty much be anything that makes my blood boil like how my faith in humanity cannot be restored by the shitty things humans do. Or the stupid morons that don’t clean up after their dogs in our beautiful parks or off the fucking sidewalk. It’s fucking gross. Dude, just carry a bag in your pocket and clean it up. Your dog will love you for it. Trust me, I fucking know it. Everybody poops. Don’t blame it on the dog that you’re a moron. They want to hold the most conniving grin on their faces when we pick up their brown surprise. They’re probably deep in thought thinking, “Yeah I just totally made you my bitch!”