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There are 45 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Oct 9, 2009, titled Long Beach Studios deal with Boeing to be signed Monday, chairm.... In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

A much-hyped movie studio is in and a Tesla Motors assembly plant may be out at the former Boeing 717 manufacturing site.

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Gail R

La Habra, CA

#1 Oct 9, 2009
Wow long beach what r u thinking?!
As a Downey resident, I think I speak for everyuone when I say "you can have a movie studio, we'll take Tesla!"
Lauence Goodhue

Oceanside, CA

#3 Oct 9, 2009
Absolutely F A N T A S T I C!!!!!!!!!
Next step will be to.. get Arnold to have a conversation with his pals in order to
stop run a way production so the good Mr. O'Halloran need not go out of State.
Great job to those that made this happen.
Now,we just need to get you know who to get squared away---hopefully,along way
way.
Laurence B.Goodhue
Long Beach
Lauence Goodhue

Oceanside, CA

#4 Oct 9, 2009
Gail R wrote:
Wow long beach what r u thinking?!
As a Downey resident, I think I speak for everyuone when I say "you can have a movie studio, we'll take Tesla!"
We will take it gladly !!!!!

More to the point we might also take Tesla.Councilman De Long is working this weekend
to rezone Park Estates so Tesla can set up shop there!!!!

Laurence B. Goodhue
Long Beach
downey resident

Bell, CA

#5 Oct 9, 2009
i wish them the best with their studio.

from the experience here in downey, it's great for city pride and it's really cool to have filming in town, however, the jobs movie studios create are not steady, they are also usually staffed by people outside the city. sets were catered by outside companies and they brought in all supporting services. if long beach really wants to have a successful studio it would need to also house all the support services that these companies will need, or else they will all come from outside the city.

all the best to long beach if they decide to go with the studio. i am sure it will be a successful venture.

and if all goes well... way to go downey for getting some manufacturing back! american made products we can be proud of!
go dodgers

Bell, CA

#6 Oct 9, 2009
Long Beach studios and Downey Tesla. Whatever happens, everyone needs to realize the southeastern county region just got a HUGE boost. We are keeping movie production in So Cal, and bringing back high tech manufacturing. This is great news for everyone, no matter what city you live in!
Kennebreath

Whittier, CA

#7 Oct 9, 2009
go dodgers wrote:
Long Beach studios and Downey Tesla. Whatever happens, everyone needs to realize the southeastern county region just got a HUGE boost. We are keeping movie production in So Cal, and bringing back high tech manufacturing. This is great news for everyone, no matter what city you live in!
I agree, if both deals go through this will be great for both cities and huge for the region as a whole. Congrats to both cities and their residents.
LB Citizen Also

Hacienda Heights, CA

#8 Oct 9, 2009
I'll believe it when I see it...Until then..It's just rumors..Hopefully it will turn out for the best for each city..
Kennebreath

Whittier, CA

#9 Oct 9, 2009
Gail R wrote:
Wow long beach what r u thinking?!
As a Downey resident, I think I speak for everyuone when I say "you can have a movie studio, we'll take Tesla!"
Easy, neither deal has been signed yet...but if they both go through (as I hope both do), we'll take the movie studios and you can have Tesla. Nobody really knows which is the better choice at this point as both are somewhat of a risk and the future can never be predicted.
no fob

Long Beach, CA

#10 Oct 9, 2009
i've heard very much the same comment from mayor guerra. the crafts and trades are pretty much self contained labor units. they don't even use the local dining areas because they bring in caterers! one reason lb and downey is favorable for the tv/film industry is because they are within the distance that studios do not have to have overnight per diem... so they don't even contribute to hotels/tot revenue. there will be some benefits but don't believe the hype.
Observer

Garner, NC

#11 Oct 10, 2009
Remember the unions control the movie business.Local jobs will be very limited as will local spending. How does LB benefit from all the current filming such as CSI Miami?
Also note that filming in California is way down as other states provide big financial incentives.
Gail R

La Habra, CA

#12 Oct 10, 2009
no fob wrote:
i've heard very much the same comment from mayor guerra. the crafts and trades are pretty much self contained labor units. they don't even use the local dining areas because they bring in caterers! one reason lb and downey is favorable for the tv/film industry is because they are within the distance that studios do not have to have overnight per diem... so they don't even contribute to hotels/tot revenue. there will be some benefits but don't believe the hype.
Your comment is right on. Downey Studios does little to stimulate the Downey economy; they bring in their own workers -- sometimes from out of state -- and are virtually anonymous in the community.

I get the sense a Tesla plant would use workers hired from the local community, which is what the region needs.

But yes, like a previous commentor said, these deals are good for the entire region.
Robert J G Jackson Sr

Long Beach, CA

#13 Oct 10, 2009
This deal would be wonderful for the City, but I'll withhold my congratulations until the deal is actually signed. However, i can say that I'm pleased that the City has pursued both the Studio and Tesla. We need to see more competition by the City for new businesses to locate here and bring their jobs and tax revenue with them.
StayAtHomeMom

Long Beach, CA

#14 Oct 10, 2009
Tesla cars are to expensive, but watching a movie is not, so good going Long Beach ! This is truly exciting !!!!!!!!!! Good luck Tesla ! Have a great weekend citizens ! I will !!!!!!!!!!
damon

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Oct 10, 2009
I would always see the movie trailers in the arena parking lot and everything was brought in from outside of Long Beach, And when i would go talk to the people working, barely any of them lived in Long Beach. The catering and tent setups were done by a rental company based in some south bay city in the 310 area code. The only thing cool was the catering guys would always give us free food. They were just workers, And didn't care about who got the food.

But studio jobs or writers for movie studios is indeed not steady work. Just wait for another writers strike. It happens every few years, And all the studio employees get stuck with no work for months. I don't know which is better, But the movie business seems to be on a continuous decline in the socal region. Its just too expensive to film here when you can go to some other down and out city and pay 100 times less, And with movie magic you don't need to film in the exact location that you want because you can just edit it to look like what you want. Hence how they make Long Beach look like Miami. In Dexter they use overhead shots of Miami, But then you can see my old building or other parts of Long Beach, and it ruins it for me because i know in my head that what their showing isn't really Miami. Good Luck to the movie studio and to Tesla.
Wish I Could Vote

Glendale, CA

#16 Oct 10, 2009
Been here before with Jackie O and it didn't pan out. Why would a supposedly professional business man flash his financial info to a restaurateur who is known for starting rumors and most of the time passing along false information? Seems he would want to keep his mouth shut until the deal is done. Even though Tesla is iffy too since it has mostly taxpayer money instead of its own, it has a better chance of success and job creation than the movie studio. Boeing Realty will have to give Tesla a really sweet deal to land it in Long Beach, including one, two or three years of free rent, but with Jack, he may be offered only one year free because of his talkative ways. Realtors don't like potential clients to are chatty before the deal is done. The P-T story may actually backfire on Jackie O!!!
fjp

Cincinnati, OH

#17 Oct 10, 2009
The economy will bounce back. Government spending created many jobs in the Great Depression, Hoover Dam for example. Some paint that as socialism, others as a wise public investment -- found a cool site; Balkingpoints ; incredible satellite view of earth

“No longer living the dream”

Since: Feb 08

Long Beach - East Side

#18 Oct 11, 2009
I see no jobs here, maybe for people that work in or on movie sets....Tesla would be much better.
Contrast

Santa Monica, CA

#19 Oct 11, 2009
On one hand, there is Tessla, quietly negotiating, maintaining their leverage. Then there is Jackie O, flashing letters and popping off with no ink on paper that is worth anything. Who do you want doing business in your City? Long Beach chooses the latter.
Roland Paul

Long Beach, CA

#20 Oct 11, 2009
The article should read>>>>>>

"Left Wing City Hall LOSERS fail to garner desparately needed jobs as Long Beach loses Tesla Plant."
RW Crum

Long Beach, CA

#21 Oct 11, 2009
Roland Paul wrote:
The article should read>>>>>>
"Left Wing City Hall LOSERS fail to garner desparately needed jobs as Long Beach loses Tesla Plant."
Here's what many people, including obviously the writer of the above gem, fail to remember- the city of Long Beach is NOT in negotiations with Tesla or the studio. It's Boeing. While Long Beach certainly has given their input and likely even stated a preference, ultimately it's Boeing who has the final say so. Boeing will do whatever they think is best for the Boeing company, as well they should. No matter what they do, pick the studio or Tesla, or possibly both, it will be beneficial to the city. What the citizenry needs to do is not queer the deal and scare off the prospective tenants. That's already happened to a degree when Tesla and Downey got together.

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