WSC - City Hall Special Edition

On the morning of December 19, 2007 the Los Angeles City Council’s Housing, Community, and Economic Development Committee conducted a hearing on the economic impact of the Writers Guild of America strike on the local and regional economy.

This series of recordings took place in the Public Works Hearing Room of city hall.

Featured are:
- Jack Kyser representing the Los Angeles Economic Development Office;

- Jerry Nickelsberg, an economist from the UCLA Anderson Forecast;

- Steve MacDonald, president of FilmL.A., Inc. – the private, nonprofit corporation that contracts with the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and other local jurisdictions to facilitate on-location motion picture, television and commercial production;

- Rex Oliff, finance specialist for the City Administrative Office;

- Pam Elyea, co-owner of North Hollywood-based prop house History for Hire;

- John Bowman, WGA Negotiating Committee Chair;

- Pam Fair, Deputy National Executive Director of SAG;

- Betsy Thomas, writer and producer of the TBS show “My Boys”;

- Tim Day and “Love Rocket” representing below-the-line crew members;

- The final recording, which takes place on the steps of city hall just after the hearings includes a speech by Los Angeles City Council president Eric Garcetti followed by John Bowman of the WGA.

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