The Hollywood Exodus
Once the entertainment capital's bread and butter, TV dramas are now shooting everywhere but.

The hour-long drama, one of television's most bankable cash cows, is alive and well—but no longer living in Tinseltown. In fact, just two out of the 23 new network dramas to arrive in 2012 were filmed in the Los Angeles area. Producers are being lured by grants, discounts, and tax credits that range as high as 35 percent—a much heftier incentive than the 20 to 25 percent California has offered in an attempt to lure the shows back. This diaspora isn't likely to be followed by low-budget comedies and reality shows, but for massive 22-episode drama series (which cost an average of $2.7 million per episode) the cash back is keeping key grips, boom operators, and actors fed—just not in Hollywood.

1. HAWAII
ABC: Last Resort
CBS: Hawaii Five-O

2. NEW MEXICO
A&E: Longmire (Santa Fe)
AMC: Breaking Bad (Albuquerque)

3. TEXAS
TNT: Dallas (Duh)

4. CANADA
ABC: Red Widow (Vancouver), Once Upon a Time (British Columbia)
AMC: Hell on Wheels (Calgary)
CW: Beauty and the Beast (Toronto), Arrow (Vancouver), The Cult (Vancouver), Emily Owens, M.D., (Vancouver) Supernatural (Vancouver)
NBC: Hannibal (Toronto), The L.A. Complex (Toronto), Fringe (Toronto)
USA: Covert Affairs (Toronto), Suits (Toronto), Fairly Legal (Vancouver)

5. CHICAGO
Fox: The Mob Doctor
NBC: Chicago Fire
Starz: Boss

6. TENNESSEE
ABC: Nashville (Also, duh)

7. NORTH CAROLINA
NBC: Revolution (Wilmington)
Showtime: Homeland (Charlotte)

8. SOUTH CAROLINA
Lifetime: Army Wives (Charleston)

9. GEORGIA
AMC: The Walking Dead (Senoia)
CW: Vampire Diaries (Covington)
USA: Necessary Roughness (Atlanta)

10. FLORIDA
Starz: Magic City (Miami)
USA: Burn Notice (Miami), Graceland (Miami)

11. PENNSYLVANIA
NBC: Do No Harm (Philadelphia)

12. CONNECTICUT
Showtime: The Big C (Stamford)

13. NEW YORK CITY
ABC: 666 Park Avenue, Zero Hour
CBS: The Good Wife, Elementary, Golden Boy (Brooklyn), Blue Bloods, Person of Interest
CW: The Carrie Diaries
Fox: The Following
HBO: Boardwalk Empire (Brooklyn)
NBC: Smash, Infamous (Long Island), Law & Order: SVU
Netflix: Orange Is the New Black
USA: White Collar, Royal Pains (Long Island)

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The Gossip Moguls

Psst! We're living in a golden age of Hollywood gossip. It began with the arrival of Janice Min, who in two years has become an industry Gossip Girl on par with Nikki Finke, the mysterious founder and editor of Deadline.com, by making The Hollywood Reporter a source for smart, sophisticated scuttlebutt. The former Us Weekly editor has transformed the woebegone trade rag into a glossy nexus of trendspottings, profiles, and insider intelligence that demands the consideration of the elite in Hollywood and beyond. Scion-trepreneur Jay Penske, who bought Deadline in 2009 and the paparazzi-driven HollywoodLife.com in 2008, purchased Variety for $25 million in October, with grand plans to take it, too, out of the trade ghetto. Of course, his bid was first leaked to the Los Angeles Times by "two knowledgeable people not authorized to discuss the matter publicly," proving that the business of entertainment-industry gossip is pretty gossip-worthy in its own right.

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Indie Horror's New Definition: Mumblegore

Gritty horror offshoot of mumblecore, the low-budget, navel-gazing, often improvised, always precious subgenre. See: Ti West's satanic eighties homage The House of the Devil; Adam Wingard's A Horrible Way to Die; and V/H/S, a found-footage anthology helmed by, among others, West, Wingard, and Joe Swanberg, director of O.G. Mumblecore touchstone Hannah Takes the Stairs. Defined as much by naturalism and an aversion to cheap thrills as by the crossover of talent. Favored by cineasts who prefer cerebral fare with a splatter of cerebellum.

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Hollywood Mavericks
 

The Leading Man

The Showrunners

The Career Opportunists
 

The Next Big Thing

The Survivors

The Idea Man
 

The Directors

The Outsourced Superhero

The Creative Collectives