California (August 14, 2014) – The California Film and Television Production Alliance – a coalition of guilds, unions, producers, small businesses, and associations that have worked together for more than a decade to promote, improve, and enhance film and television production in the State of California – today issued the following statement regarding Assembly Bill 1839, the California Film & Television Job Retention and Promotion Act.
“The bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee, under Senator Kevin De Leon’s leadership, underscores a commitment to the hardworking men and women of California’s film and television production community and a promise to put an end to the loss of these middle class jobs. The bill includes some new amendments which we look forward to reviewing in more detail. Today’s action demonstrates that Senator De Leon, along with the bill’s authors, Assembly members Mike Gatto and Raul Bocanegra, are committed to a bill that will once again enable California to reclaim its historic and iconic industry.”
About the California Film and Television Production Alliance:
The members of the California Film and Television Production Alliance include: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; American Federation of Musicians Local 47; Association of Talent Agents; California Attractions and Parks Association; California Chamber of Commerce; California Lodging and Hotel Association; California Labor Federation; California Teamsters Public Affairs Council; California Travel Association; Chef Robért Catering; Directors Guild of America; FilmL.A.; FLICS – Film Liaisons in California Statewide; Independent Studio Services; International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 399; Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 724; Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.; National Association of Theatre Owners of California/Nevada; Producers Guild of America; Quixote Studios; Recording Musicians Association; Recording Industry Association of America; SAG-AFTRA; and Writers Guild of America, West.
To learn more or to sign a petition urging state lawmakers to help California stay competitive, please visit www.filmworksca.com/petition.