(Sacramento) – Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has announced an agreement has been reached with the Governor on legislation from Assemblymembers Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) to encourage film and television productions in California. Assembly Bill 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act of 2014, will extend the state's film tax program by five additional years and increase it's allocation from an annual $100 million to $330 million. A few days earlier, a rally lead by Gatto and Bocanegra brought a large crowd to the state capitol. The behind-the-camera workers of the film and television industry transformed the State Capitol into a production studio, demonstrating to lawmakers and the public how the jobs that bring our favorite movies and television shows to life also boost the state’s economy. Director /Actor Carl Weathers – Apollo Creed in the Rocky movies – was also on hand.
Learn more in this Assembly Access video.