Jimmy Fallon brought The Tonight Show back to New York after decades in Los Angeles, partly due to the giant tax credit given by the state of New York. Well, now David Letterman is retiring and the long battle for his coveted seat begins, but Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is making a gambit to bring the long-running New York show out west.
Garcetti wrote an open letter to Les Moonves, the chairman and CEO of CBS, making the case for The Late Show‘s relocation:
“I have made the entertainment industry a key priority for my administration. It’s a critical component to our city’s economy and identity. I created the Mayor’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Production, and under the leadership of Ken Ziffren, we are aggressively seeking to encourage more production here in Los Angeles by cutting red tape, lending proactive assistance, and by furthering public policy to compete with the financial incentives offered by other states.”
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson currently tapes in Los Angeles.
[photo via Broadway Tour]
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