DGA Applauds Legislative Deal Expanding CA Production Incentive

Paris Barclay DGA President 2014

August 27, 2014

Los Angeles – Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay made the following statement after Governor Brown’s announcement regarding AB 1839:

“The Directors Guild of America applauds the deal announced today by Governor Brown and legislative leaders to expand, extend, and improve California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program. With their support, and the steadfast dedication and commitment of AB 1839’s authors and champions, Assemblymembers Mike Gatto and Raul Bocanegra, we are much closer to passage of this critically important legislation. The DGA has worked tirelessly, together with many other guilds, unions, and others in the entertainment community, on behalf of our members to ensure that California remains a viable place to make the films and television shows that provide good jobs for thousands of men and women each year while entertaining and inspiring millions around the world. We thank Assemblymembers Gatto and Bocanegra for leading the charge throughout the past year, and Senate President pro Tem-elect Kevin de Leon for ensuring that the bill is grounded in job creation, and we look forward to working with them, the legislative leaders, and Governor Brown over the coming days on passage of AB 1839.”

Lily Bedrossian -
Executive in Charge of Public Relations
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