Business Agent and Vice President Ed Duffy had a very successful week in Sacramento with Local 399 Location Manager Alison Taylor at the Assembly Arts and Entertainment Committee and Senate Governance and Finance Committee hearings for our CA Film and TV Tax Incentive. We still have long way to go for the renewal and hopefully expansion of ourTV & Film tax incentive, however we are excited to report it passed this week unanimously this week in the Assembly and passed 5 to 1 on in the Senate.
We are grateful to Alison for traveling to Sacramento to fight to keep good middle-class Motion Picture jobs here in California. She testified on behalf of the tax incentive productions she has worked on, “Straight Outta Compton” as well “A Wrinkle in Time”, speaking to how this film and TV tax incentive has benefited her and her family, her friends, below-the-line workers in the Industry, as well as the California Economy and local businesses.
“Production people are the craftspeople and technicians that work behind the scenes to make what you see on the screen possible. We are the people that you never see or hear about at the Oscars and Emmys. There are close to 100,000 of us living and working here in California and we are the ones most directly impacted when a film or TV series stays in California—or when it leaves.” Alison Taylor stated.
As this fight continues we will keep our Members informed on the progress and actions that can be taken to help tell the stories of the positive and important impact that the CA Film & Tax incentive has had on the working people and families here in California.
We are proud of our Sister Alison Taylor for sharing her story to help our entire Membership work and thrive in this industry for years to come.