Gov. Jerry Brown included the Film & Television Tax Credit, Senate Bill 871, in the 2018-2019 California budget that he signed on Wednesday. SB 871 is a program which has been credited for bringing billions of dollars into California’s economy and thousands of jobs to the state.
The California Film & Television Production Alliance – a coalition of unions, guilds, producers — studio and independent, small businesses around the state, 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 – issued the following statement Wednesday:
“We represent small businesses, film commissions, producers, local government officials, and most importantly, thousands of working men and women across the state who, starting in 2014 were able once again to work on motion picture production in California. This was made possible thanks to the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program 2.0 enacted by Governor Brown and the California Legislature – a program which has brought thousands of jobs and resulted in productions spending $5.9 billion throughout California’s economy. Today, thanks to SB 871, that success story will continue through 2025. We thank Gov. Brown for his support by signing SB 871 into law (Wednesday). We thank the bill’s authors, Majority Leader Ian Calderon and Sen. Holly Mitchell, for their commitment and standing steadfastly with us from the beginning as well as Speaker Rendon and Senate Pro Tempore Atkins for getting us across the finish line. We are glad that California will remain the home of film and television production, and our members look forward to being able to work and be with their families at the same time. Simply put, we are elated.”
About the California Film and Television Production Alliance
The members of the California Film and Television Production Alliance include: ; American Federation of Musicians Local 47; Association of Talent Agents; California Attractions and Parks Association; California Chamber of Commerce; California IATSE Council; California Lodging and Hotel Association; California Labor Federation; California State Council of Laborers; California Teamsters Public Affairs Council; California Travel Association; ; Directors Guild of America; Entertainment Union Coalition, FilmL.A.; FLICS – Film Liaisons in California Statewide and Film Commissions across the state ; INDIE; Independent Studio Services; International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 399; LiUNA!, Local 724; Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.; Producers Guild of America; Quixote Studios; and SAG-AFTRA.