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15 04, 2014

Write Your California State Officials and Support Assembly Bill 1839

By | 2016-10-24T15:02:40+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Education Links|0 Comments

Assembly Bill 1839, the California Film and Television Job Creation and Retention Act, is currently under consideration by committees of the California State Assembly. This landmark piece of legislation promises to make California competitive again for new film and television projects and associated jobs. At Film Works we believe this bill deserves your support, and [...]

25 03, 2014

Legislative Update: AB1839 Clears First Legislative Hurdle

By | 2016-10-24T15:02:40+00:00 March 25th, 2014|Government/Political|0 Comments

A widely-supported bill to extend and expand the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program – AB1839 (Gatto/Bocanegra) – today cleared its first legislative hurdle within the California State Assembly. The Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee unanimously approved the bill 7-0 after accepting testimony from bill supporters. Two witnesses gave testimony [...]

19 02, 2014

Effort Underway to Expand California Film & Television Tax Credit

By | 2016-10-24T15:02:40+00:00 February 19th, 2014|Government/Political|1 Comment

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 [...]

31 01, 2014

California’s Runaway Production Crisis Draws National Attention

By | 2015-04-23T15:46:54+00:00 January 31st, 2014|Economic Data, Government/Political|0 Comments

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 [...]

31 01, 2014

Three Former CA Governors Make Bipartisan Case for Increasing California Film Incentive

By | 2015-04-24T10:18:42+00:00 January 31st, 2014|Government/Political|0 Comments

A little more than a year ago, Former California Governors George Deukmejian (R), Pete Wilson (R) and Gray Davis (D) authored a joint editorial in the Sacramento Bee urging state lawmakers to extend and increase the California Film & Television Tax Credit. Partially as a result of their efforts, the state's film incentive earned a [...]

31 01, 2014

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

By | 2016-10-24T15:02:40+00:00 January 31st, 2014|Case Studies|0 Comments

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, [...]