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http://www.courant.com/news/local/hcu-webn...0,6834067.story

Sources said NBC also wants to move production of "Maury" and "The Steve Wilkos Show" to Stamford.

NBC wants to take advantage of Connecticut's 30 percent film tax credit, according to a statement from Rell's office that quotes Barry Wallach, President of NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

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Nobody says that they don't, Beerbeer. It's just not the answer to every problem.

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http://www.courant.com/news/local/hcu-webn...0,6834067.story

Sources said NBC also wants to move production of "Maury" and "The Steve Wilkos Show" to Stamford.

NBC wants to take advantage of Connecticut's 30 percent film tax credit, according to a statement from Rell's office that quotes Barry Wallach, President of NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

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I rather see them come to Hartford, but I can live with Stamford.

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So NBC crossed over the border to Connecticut to save on taxes. I doubt we're going to reap much benefits. And the movie crews who get tax dollars to shoot scenes in Connecticut, they're not spending much around town, they're staying in trailers working 14 hour days to finish the shots. And I doubt many locals are getting hired for these gigs. But it makes the politicians look important.

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The teamsters and SAG don't let you put the crew in trailers. Don't confuse the stars motor coaches with living quarters. They don't sleep there.

Also, virtually every one on a movie set is a free lancer. So if Connecticut is the location for a significant number of movies, many of these folks will put down roots in the state.

Concerning NBC, a permanent television set (like Springers) employs dozens of people. Down play it if you like but it is a big deal and it produces significant income and secondary jobs.

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Concerning NBC, a permanent television set (like Springers) employs dozens of people. Down play it if you like but it is a big deal and it produces significant income and secondary jobs.

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On a show like Springer, there's a producer, segment producers, an office with a secretary or two, a scheduler, perhaps a writer, make up artist and assistants, wardrobe, there's a director in the booth, a technical director, a floor director, sound man, boom operator, 3 or 4 cameramen, an electrician, lighting specialist, grips for wrangling the set, a caterer, craft service person, the folks in the box office, ushers, security, and custodians.

Multiple that by two or three shows.

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Yeah, Mikel is off on this one.

it might bring as many as 200 jobs. sure some will commute from NY, but that is true of any relocation.

and the thing is its not a HUGE boost in employment but it is a boost at a time when things are going poorly. it is also a shot in the arm for the industry in CT, so really its a great thing.

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Plus just think of the subliminal advertising...

Come join our studio audience... call 203-xxx-xxxx for free tickets!

Come to Connecticut, come to Stamford for one of our tapings. Draws some sort of tourism to our state.

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