/Government/Political
18 08, 2015

California Film and Television Alliance Issues Statement on the Announcement of First Feature Film Applicants for New Tax Credit Program

By | 2015-09-08T17:08:07+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Government/Political|0 Comments

On August 18, 2014, the California Film & Television Production Alliance issued a statement celebrating the retention of 11 feature film projects in California thanks to the state's recently enhanced Film & Television Tax Credit Program. The California Film & Television Production Alliance is a coalition of guilds, unions, producers, small businesses, studios, and associations [...]

18 09, 2014

California Film and Television Alliance Issues Statement on the Passage of the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act

By | 2015-09-08T15:41:22+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Government/Political|0 Comments

Today, on September 18, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1839 (Gatto/Bocanegra), the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act, into law. Governor Brown signed the bill into law before a crowd of enthusiastic supporters a special ceremony held at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA. The California Film and [...]

21 08, 2014

Reel Jobs are Real Jobs: Hundreds Gather at State Capitol to Show Support for AB 1839

By | 2016-10-24T15:02:40+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Government/Political|0 Comments

The behind-the-camera workers of the film and television industry transformed the California State Capitol into a production studio for the California Film and Television Production Alliance Mobilization Day on Wednesday August 20, demonstrating to lawmakers how the jobs that bring our favorite movies and television shows to life also vitalize the state’s economy. AB 1839 [...]

21 08, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Film Industry Tax Credit a Wise Investment

By | 2015-04-22T11:30:30+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Economic Data, Government/Political|0 Comments

In case you missed it, the August 17, 2014 edition of the The San Francisco Chronicle included this piece from the paper's Editorial Board. California needs to step up and refine its tax incentives for keeping television and film production in the state. For starters, its current lottery system for distributing $100 million in tax [...]

21 07, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Los Angeles Times Editorial – To Keep Hollywood in Hollywood, Tax Incentives are Key

By | 2015-04-23T13:24:48+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Economic Data, Government/Political, Op-Eds|0 Comments

In case you missed it, this op/ed penned by Los Angeles City Council Member Paul Krekorian ran in the July 13, 2014 edition of the Los Angeles Times. Sacramento raced this month to approve a $420-million tax break for one company — Lockheed Martin. In almost the same breath, the governor and legislative leaders pledged [...]

21 07, 2014

In Case You Missed It: North Bay Business Journal Column – Return of Lights, Camera, Action?

By | 2016-10-24T15:02:40+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Economic Data, Government/Political|0 Comments

In case you missed it, this column penned by Loralee Stevens ran in the July 14, 2014 edition of the North Bay Business Journal. Assembly Bill 1839, they hope, will undo the steady attrition of the film industry in the state as tax incentives lure movie makers to places like New York, Canada, London and [...]

14 06, 2014

Hundreds Rally in San Francisco to Support California Film & Television Tax Credit

By | 2016-10-24T15:02:40+00:00 June 14th, 2014|Government/Political|0 Comments

In a call for California to become more competitive and save one of its iconic industries, more than 600 union workers, film makers, local business representatives and hospitality workers gathered on June 14 in San Francisco to show support for Assembly Bill 1839 (Gatto/Bocanegra). If passed by the state legislature and signed by the governor, [...]

5 06, 2014

AB1839 Moves to California Senate – Film Works Calls on Supporters to Write to Elected Officials

By | 2016-10-24T15:02:40+00:00 June 5th, 2014|Government/Political|0 Comments

Assembly Bill 1839 (Gatto/Bocanegra), the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act, recently cleared the California State Assembly. Although there's still more work to be done, this landmark piece of legislation promises to make California competitive again for new film and television projects and associated jobs. Write a Letter to Support AB 1839 Download [...]

14 05, 2014

Legislative Update: AB1839 (Gatto / Bocanegra) Clears Second Legislative Hurdle

By | 2016-10-24T15:02:40+00:00 May 14th, 2014|Government/Political|0 Comments

Some encouraging news for California film workers!  On May 13, Assembly Bill 1839 (AB1839) was approved unanimously by the Assembly Revenue and Tax Committee.  As we've explained previously, the bill would extend and expand the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program, which is already a proven job creator. Assembly member Mike Gatto explained the [...]

13 05, 2014

California Mayors Support Expanding California Film & Television Tax Credit Program with AB 1839

By | 2015-04-24T17:02:49+00:00 May 13th, 2014|Case Studies, Government/Political|0 Comments

Calling for action to support job retention and creation in one of California’s signature industries, the mayors from California’s largest cities -- Los Angeles, Sacramento, Long Beach, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, Bakersfield, Santa Ana, Oakland and San Jose – today signed a letter backing legislation that will expand and improve California’s film and television [...]