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The Entertainment Jobs Recovery Event this past Saturday February 22, 2014 brought together California Entertainment Unions to rally for the biggest issue plaguing our State the loss of jobs due to runaway productions. The message was clear by all who took the podium; it’s time to increase the incentives in California to bring the jobs home and increase filming and TV production throughout the State.
Standing ovations, chants and cheers kept the energy high and hopeful for the future of entertainment jobs in California. Organized by the IA, Teamsters and the Basic Crafts, all were welcomed on Saturday and invited to sign the petition to fight Runaway Production. With a recorded attendance of over 1,500 members Pickwick Gardens Banquet Hall was overflowing and forced to standing room only. It was very apparent by the turnout that California Entertainment Unions aren’t taking this issue lightly and aren’t planning to give up anytime soon.
Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra and Mike Gatto, whose film tax credits expansion bill AB1839 was introduced along with the support of 60 co–authors in Sacramento Feburary 18th, addressed the attendees at the event. Other keynote speakers from the day were County Fed. Maria Elena Durazo, Secretary Treasurer of Teamsters Local 399 Steve Dayan, State Federations of Labor Art Pulaski and Senator Kevin De Leon.
Missed the event? You can still show your support!
It’s essential to continue to put pressure on the Legislature and Administration to take the necessary steps to keep the entertainment industry thriving here in California.
Follow the link below to sign the Film Works CA Petition: