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February 5, 2012

Entertainment Employment Up, Box Office Down

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Written by: Jerri Hemsworth
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Employment in the entertainment industry is up by nearly ten percent in California over the past year, as reported by Reuters according to a report by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation.

More than 10,000 employees were hired as the amount of on-location filming in the state also increased. With the good comes some bad news Domestic box office receipts fell last year by 3.7 percent (to $10.2 billion). Attendance was down 4.6 percent to hit its lowest level since 1995. In the recent Otis Report from Otis College of Art & Design, it’s estimated that one in eight Southern California jobs are in the creative and entertainment industries, and amount to more than a $200 billion impact on the Southern California economy. •

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Jerri Hemsworth
Jerri Hemsworth
Jerri Hemsworth is Founder/CEO and Creative Director of Newman Grace Inc. Established in 1996, Newman Grace demystifies and simplifies marketing by providing great strategies, great creative materials, and doing so in a friendly way that makes clients feel comfortable and cared for. Jerri is an Editor of Southern California Professional. She is an adjunct faculty member of Woodbury University where she teaches Graphic Design. She also sits on the advisory board of directors for Shane's Inspiration (www.shanesinspiration.org), a non-profit organization committed to designing inclusive playgrounds and programs that unite children of all abilities.




 
 

 
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