We have an industry that is in crisis.
Last night, my council colleagues Paul Krekorian and Curren Price, Jr. and I heard heartwrenching stories of Hollywood's middle class continuously struggling to looking for work.
These men and women are finding themselves working one month a year, when the average was 10 months a year before the hemorrhage of jobs to other states and countries became chronic.
Folks, it is not a pretty picture for entertainment jobs in our City. I'm talking not only about the studio stagehands, costumers, and makeup artists, but also the caterers, the dry cleaners, and the hundreds of other small, mom-and-pop businesses that act as support for the industry.