California Bill Aiming to Attract Film and TV Production from Georgia Paused

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Patrick Hipes on August 30, 2019.

A bill in the California legislature designed to attract productions from states like Georgia that have passed restrictive abortion laws has been paused in the state Assembly.

The legislation, put forth by Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) and known as the Share Our Values Film Tax Credit, was held by Rivas on Friday in the fiscal Senate Appropriations Committee. It looked to allocate $50 million per year for five years “for the relocation of film production to California from states seeking to restrict women’s reproductive rights.”

“As the nation grapples with callous policies to dismantle a woman’s access to reproductive health, AB 1442 confirms California stands with women,” Rivas said. “This bill brought a necessary and important discussion on women’s rights back to the forefront. At the request of industry stakeholders, I have decided to hold AB 1442 to work on this proposal over the interim break in order to give stakeholders ample ability to have discussions and the chance to stand with women.” …

Deadline Hollywood 8/30

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