Here are three improvements I'd like to see happen, to create more stable employment in the film industry:
Increase investment in local projects and local businesses.
Why: Its great to attract the attention of out of state shoots, but they bring in all their senior people and use locals as day players. Local crew and talent don't get enough exposure or experience when out of town productions come to town. Unless its a TV series that is mostly shot on location, most locals will work sporadically if at all. Its great to have out of town projects, but that is not enough.
Alternative sources of employment for locals that utilize their existing skills for work in complimentary fields, e.g. set dressers can help realtors with home staging for open houses, production managers-ad's-coordinators can help with anything logistical involving people, equipment and transportation.
Why: It would stem the brain drain, investing in local talent eventually leads to a stronger local industry.
Mentoring programs to help diversify the workforce, which is sadly stuck in a 1950's time warp. Where are the women?! Where are the people of color? Where are the GLBTQI crew?
(c) Francesca Prada 2015