California Film & Television Production Alliance Statement on Announcement of First TV Projects Selected Under AB 1839

California Film & Television Production Alliance

June 2, 2015

Last year, thanks to our supporters in Sacramento, and the tireless work of this Alliance across the state, the California Film & Television Job Retention and Promotion Act was passed and signed into law. Today we begin to see that legislation put into action. The California Film Commission’s announcement of the 11 TV projects to receive the first allocations under this new law on July 1 demonstrate that AB 1839 will indeed have the impact we sought. The thousands of jobs that will be created, the $216 million in wages that will be paid, and the $544 million that will be spent in California and poured into small businesses and vendors that support TV production will make a difference in the economy of this state and the lives of the people our organizations represent.

In addition, the four veteran TV series that wanted—and are now able—to relocate to California are further proof that this legislation will have its intended result: creating jobs for Californians who want to live and work in their state.

 

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 Locals 47 & 6; 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; The Recording Academy; and Writers Guild of America, West.

Contact
Lily Bedrossian -
Director of Media Relations
(310) 289-5334
lbedrossian@dga.org