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Will Conan O'Brien Boost Burbank's Economy?

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In Burbank, a lot of economic hopes are pinned on one funny, irreverent redhead. Comedian Conan O'Brien, ousted from his brief tenure as host of the Tonight Show and fresh from a wildly successful stage show tour, has announced he will film his new late-night show for TBS in Burbank at Warner Bros. Studios.

But it's not just Coco whose new job is in Burbank. His new show "will bring a surge of jobs and economic activity to the area," according to industry experts as reported in the Glendale News-Press.

The opportunities for employment in Burbank as a result of the O'Brien show will be multi-leveled. "Many jobs associated with the show might not last year-round, but will come from entertainment industry firms and independent contractors in Glendale and Burbank who might provide rentals or temporary production work," explained a local entertainment industry businessman, who projected hundreds of jobs will open up for the show.