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California lawmakers want to stop runaway film production, except porn
California lawmakers want to stop runaway film production, except porn

The state Senate Appropriations Committee will soon take up two very different bills that could determine whether California remains the nation’s moviemaking capital. Assembly Bill 1839 would significantly boost the size of tax credits California could offer movie and television producers to convince them to film in the state. Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra and Mike Gatto, both from the Los Angeles area, haven’t put a price tag on their proposal yet, but recent reports suggest the bill could increase tax credit funding from $100 million a year now to $400 million. The goal is to slow the exodus of film and television production to other states and countries that offer generous...

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