Producers, would you hire a writer who doesn't live in LA?
Say you find a great writer. You really like a spec he wrote and have something else in mind that he would be great for. But he lives in Montana, or Nevada, Georgia. Or wherever.
I ask because this is just about the only industry I know of that hasn't embraced Skype :P (or so I'm told) I'm sure there are good reasons. But as a freelance copywriter, I can get work from everywhere. It doesn't matter where I am from or where I live or who I know. What matters is the copy I produce.
So it seems odd to me. Of course, my impression could be totally off or I'm being fed bad info. Then again, maybe not.