8 05, 2014

California Assembly Bill 1839: Keeping Film and TV Production Jobs in California

By | 2015-04-24T16:56:24+00:00 May 8th, 2014|Government/Political|0 Comments

California’s preeminent place in the global economy comes from a continuous drive for more and better opportunities, constant growth and never settling for the status quo. That drive is at the heart of new legislation, AB 1839, authored by Assembly members Mike Gatto and Raul Bocanegra. California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program is one of [...]

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 [...]