rxwine
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September 2nd, 2022 at 1:18:30 PM permalink
Maybe produced is not the right word. Often itís just a finale of something that goes on in other places. Like the PBR bull riding.

Other oneís i have notice. That Ninja athletic competition. Battle Bots.

Anyway, ever been to any TV cast shows in Vegas? How was it? Would you go again?
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AZDuffman
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September 3rd, 2022 at 3:17:46 AM permalink
I think Vegas only works for a show based in Vegas. The thing is it is hard to make Vegas look like something else. Some cities, Vancouver comes to mind, you can make stand in for so many other places. But Vegas is going to look like Vegas, and if you get past that you still have it looking like the American southwest. This limits plot.
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AlanMendelson
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September 3rd, 2022 at 4:37:25 AM permalink
There are some "studios" opening in Vegas to produce commercials and shows and these are generally non union shops and benefit from lower costs and the ridiculous taxes in California including LA's "gross receipts tax."

That's a tax on your REVENUE and you pay it even if you have NO PROFITS.

When I lived in LA i qualified for an exemption on the gross receipts tax because my business income was under the $400,000 threshold (I think that was the correct amount). But I had to pay the tax on TV production for any REVENUE over $400k a year.

After I moved to Vegas the City of LA was sending me bills for my gross receipts tax based on my IRS 1040 and I had to prove to the city of LA I had moved to Vegas.
camapl
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September 3rd, 2022 at 6:52:00 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

There are some "studios" opening in Vegas to produce commercials and shows and these are generally non union shops and benefit from lower costs and the ridiculous taxes in California including LA's "gross receipts tax."



Agreed that taxes overall are higher in California, as is regulation of specific business enterprises, as well.

Quote: AlanMendelson

That's a tax on your REVENUE and you pay it even if you have NO PROFITS.



Hmm, sounds a lot like the way the IRS handles taxation of gamblingÖ

Quote: AlanMendelson

When I lived in LA i qualified for an exemption on the gross receipts tax because my business income was under the $400,000 threshold (I think that was the correct amount). But I had to pay the tax on TV production for any REVENUE over $400k a year.



This sounds akin to Commerce Tax in the State of Nevada. I never had to deal with it officially, as I left the Department of Taxation before it came to fruition during FY 2016-2017.

Quote: AlanMendelson

After I moved to Vegas the City of LA was sending me bills for my gross receipts tax based on my IRS 1040 and I had to prove to the city of LA I had moved to Vegas.
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That would make me want to say, ďNo, prove that Iím still there!Ē But I donít think anyone would see the benefit of raising taxes so that the tax boards can hunt down the existing taxes. Iím sure (at least I hope) that it was just a matter of paperwork to get yourself exempted from those ridiculous LA taxes.
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