Effort Underway to Expand California Film & Television Tax Credit

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Awareness of the importance of California’s filmed entertainment industry continues to grow! On February 19, 2014, California State Assemblymembers Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) introduced Assembly Bill 1839, which would expand and improve upon California’s current Film and Television Tax Credit Program. The bill was co-sponsored by 59 additional state legislators, 50 in the Assembly and 9 … Read More

California’s Runaway Production Crisis Draws National Attention

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California’s ongoing struggle with runaway production has been getting lots of attention in recent weeks. In fact, runaway production is now a topic of discussion in some of the nation’s most influential news sources. This week, the exodus of production from California and the jobs and spending that go with it was the subject of an in-depth article in The … Read More

California Film & Television Tax Credit: Defending the State from Runaway Production

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For more than a decade, California has been steadily losing its once undisputed dominance of the film and television production industry. From 2003 to 2009, California’s share of feature film production was cut nearly in half. In San Francisco alone, film and television production employment dropped 43 percent between 2001 and 2006. But in 2009, California enacted a Film & … Read More