Thursday, July 30, 2009

Patt Morrison for Fri, 7/31/09


Friday, July 31, 2009

1-3 p.m.




1:00 – 1:40




1:40 – 2:00

Time to Declare Victory and Go Home?

Iraq doesn't garner much attention these days, in the shadow of Afghanistan and after U.S. troops officially handed off control of the control of Iraqis on July 1st, but American forces are still due to remain in the country for another 2 ½ years.  That timetable is too long, according to one senior military advisor—an American colonel suggests that we "declare victory and go home" entirely by next summer.  Is there anything left that the U.S. can accomplish in Iraq?





2:00 – 2:40

Hollywood Roundtable: Runaway Production

Twenty-five productions have qualified so far for a film incentive program signed into law earlier this year. The state tax credits are meant to help keep productions in California, but will they work?  What is the impact of runaway production on local service providers? And what about those high-dollar incentives offered by other states - too much for too little? 



Amy Lemisch, Director, California Film Commission

Call her: (323) 817-4111          back-up: (323) 860-2960 x111


Ken Sharp, Vice President, Modern Props, Inc.

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Eddie Marks, President, Western Costume Co.


Additional guests: TBD



2:40 – 3:00





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