> Yeah, that's it, Haim. Fuller's work, too. And > Kirby's, no doubt.
Let's respin this and double check Zorro's true NYC savvy.
NYU around Washington Square has easy PATH train access to JSQ, with some big theaters, such as Loew's and The Stanley. My idea was some big bucks movie mogul would capitalize on the need for required viewing curriculum movies, assigned like key readings, for completion of college classes, and students would come over in droves, making Jersey City a college town.
Now, whether those demographics really work isn't the core issue (maybe NYU feeds different theaters, but there're still schools using Loew's). The core issue is whether the public school system should get some studios of high quality, not saying has to be LA, such that we're able to (a) train teacher-directors in the arts of curriculum movie making and (b) to create such movies, many of them "required viewing" if you want to pass this or that course (understanding about visual and auditory impairments, not everyone can do everything and so on -- not trying to make movies the *only* educational medium, obviously (there're likely other ways to pass this or that course)).
OK, so billions needed. Of course the private sector wants in, asking why not outsource the whole lot of it. Well, I'll tell you why not: because as Zorro pointed out, I treat public ed as if it's a first line of defense against alien ideologies, so of course we're not about to let "just anybody" (even if monied) make use of the decals and insignia associated with the military branches say, nor the civilian agencies for that matter, i.e. the USG has a reputation to uphold, a brand, and that's not for "just anybody" to take forward, not without training, a relevant education.
So OK with you Haim, this new public works investment? We needn't get into the nuts and bolts of siting at this point. I just want to run this by you, as a taxpayer. And when I say "movies" I also mean TV of course.
Naturally this all translates to my neck of the woods just fine (ToonTown) and we won't need NYC's tax base to move this ahead. We still might enjoy some federal funding though. Oregon has been a loyal state, even if somewhat of a johnny come lately to the federation (was Hudson's Bay Co.).