California lawmakers are poised to quadruple funding for the state's film and TV tax credit program, but industry supporters aren't leaving anything to chance.
An alliance of unions, producers, small businesses and crew members will converge on Sacramento on Wednesday to demonstrate their support for Assembly Bill 1839.
The bill would increase funding to $400 million annually and would scrap a lottery system to allocate subsidies. Instead, applicants would be chosen based on how many jobs they would create.
AB 1839, or the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act, cleared a major hurdle last week when the Senate Appropriations Committee voted 5 to 0...