Re “To not nix pix, state must use tax trix,” Editorial, April 21
You fail to explain why you are singling out the film and TV industry for special tax treatment when there are countless other businesses providing equally good jobs in need of incentives for staying in, or returning to, California. The state should determine what constitutes a “favored” business and set its tax policy accordingly.
In fact, all nonpolluting businesses that pay a living wage and provide health and retirement benefits to their employees should pay lower taxes than those that don't. And, by the way, perhaps businesses with employment cycles lasting a bit longer than the time it takes to make a movie should pay even less.