The Wall Street Journal has talked to DC entertainment Diane Nelson about the move from New York to Burbank for DC Comics.
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Will there be any layoffs? Since some people likely won't move, might you end up cutting positions?
No, this is not about any kind of efficiency in terms of overhead or anything else. We're offering everyone a chance to move. We have a very competitive package with all sorts of components in terms of relocation and other services. We're doing everything we can to help people find it exciting.
If someone chooses to not make the move, we will work through a transition out of the company with them and then would be replacing their position with someone new out here.
A lot of publishing companies and a lot of writers and artists still live in and around New York. Will you be missing anything by not being there?
I think practically we will not be missing out on anything. I am 100% sure we can maintain the commitment to our business in the exact same way we have by having the whole operation here in Burbank. There are talent and other resources in the New York area we have access to, but fewer and fewer are there. So it's not a compelling reason.
There is an emotional aspect and a legacy to the publishing industry in New York and for DC specifically that we will miss out on. We need to acknowledge that is real.