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Bill By Legislator From Ventura County Intended To Keep Film, TV Production In State On Governor’s Desk

Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:36pm

A bill intended to help stop runaway movie, and television production in California which was co-authored by a Ventura County legislator is now on the governor’s desk, waiting for his action.

AB 1839, co-authored by Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorell of Camarillo,  would improve, and expand a tax credit program which provides an incentive for production to state in the state.

California has suffered a major drain in production in recent years, as other states and Canada have offered major incentives to producers.

Gorell says that while 68% of the top 25 films in 1997 were made in California, that number dropped to only 8% in 2013.

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