The new mayor of Los Angeles says he wants to stop the exodus of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood.
Variety reports Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city is facing an "emergency."
He's been warning that other states and countries are taking those production jobs because they offer better tax incentives for producing movies.
Chris Baugh, location manager for the Oscar-winning movie "Argo," said some in the industry are afraid to make a feature film in Los Angeles.
"They are concerned that it is too expensive and too difficult," he said.
Garcetti is talking to Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers in the state capital about more financial incentives for productions.
So far, even businesses from liberal Hollywood have shown they will go where they can get the best deal.