FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Entertainment Union Coalition Statement On Governor Newsom Signing Into Law SB 132
California Film and Television Tax Credit Program and Safety On Productions Pilot Program
LOS ANGELES (July 10, 2023) – Today with the signing of SB 132, Governor Gavin Newsom kept his promise to the women and men working in California’s motion picture industry. By extending the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program through 2030, Californians can work where they live, close to their families and communities.
Additionally, SB 132 includes new diversity provisions which reflect the values of California, as well as a groundbreaking first-in the-nation Production Safety Pilot Program, authored by Senator Dave Cortese, establishing clear and enforceable safety standards for those working on a production and a dedicated safety advisor to implement them on the ground.
SB 132 is critically important to the future of motion picture, television, and streaming production in the state of California by keeping us competitive with other states offering incentives. This bill preserves good middle-class jobs that are safe and accessible to all working families in California.
“California’s iconic entertainment industry drives economic growth in communities all across our state,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “Over the past years, our Film and Television Tax Credit Program has helped create thousands of good paying jobs, relocated productions to California, and brought billions in new investment to our state. Through the extension of the program, we’ll continue this growth, protect jobs, and push for progress on diversity so workers better represent communities throughout our state.”