Entertainment Employment Up, Box Office Down

by Jerri Hemsworth | February 5, 2012 6:43 pm

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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