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Stephen Green

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June 28, 2013 - 8:49 am

It’s a real three-hanky movie, this one:

Hollywood productions, for instance, might find it irksome simply trying to categorize employees as full- or part-time, seasonal or variable, and it’s important that they get the classifications right lest they face hefty fines. “ACA is thousands of pages, and it wasn’t written with this industry in mind,” says Belcher.

One of the unintended consequences, say some industry insiders, is that it could lead to productions running to foreign countries, given that ACA doesn’t apply to U.S. citizens working abroad. Some also say the number of production days in the U.S. are likely to be cut due to ACA because there’s a 90-day waiting period before productions must either pay a penalty or offer health insurance to full-time workers. That rule provides big incentives for a production to wrap in less than three months. While big-budget movies and season-long TV shows might not have such a luxury, smaller films or TV pilots could easily rush their schedules to make sure they come in at under 90 days.

Don’t worry: Obama’s big-ticket blockbuster donors won’t be harmed; just the guys who need to work for a living. And it’s not like California needs the jobs.

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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The only violin smaller is for the unions who campaigned for Obamcare and didn't have the pull to get an exemption.
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They voted for him. I just can't squeeze out a tear for them!
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I also see that NY's new restrictive gun laws are causing problems for television's many cop shows -- Blue Bloods, CSI-NY -- set in the Big Apple. Apparently complying with the Cuomo regulations and realistically portraying "life in the streets" are not compatible.
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Hollywood productions have been running to foreign countries to save money already for years. They hire foreign crew whenever possible. Crew they bring are from already existing companies. Does someone think they call a bunch of free-lancers sitting by a phone?
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