All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year. Episode 26

In the words of Dorothy Gale, there’s no place like home. The light here is what made filmmakers move to California. It shines here most of the time, and there are certain places, certain times of year that take your breath away with sheer wonder. It’s a crying shame that with generations of talent based here so much production is going elsewhere, and I went with it. The migration had to do with tax incentives in some places, and preposterous salaries in others. I think it’s time I told you about when I went on location in Mongolia. The average film worker there makes $40 a day—and that’s considered generous.

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