Deana Igelsrud and I speaking about the film subsidy issue to a state politician.
The March in March demonstration caught the attention of many people. One of them was Deana Igelsrud who was a former ILM employee who is now Co-Chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party’s Legislative Action Committee. Deana reached out to me last week and invited me to attend the California Democratic Convention last Saturday for a chance to meet with elected officials and speak about our legal effort to curb subsidies in the VFX industry. I have also been contacted by supportive conservative groups that would like to file amicus briefs. This issue seems to transcend party lines.
The event went really well. Deana and I stayed at the convention until midnight as she introduced me to state and local officials. She seemed to know everyone which should be no surprise: Deana was one of the main organizers for the implementation and passing of Proposition 25.
The reception from officials about our legal effort to discipline the subsidy race by using anti-subsidy duties to nullify their effect was quite good. Many exchanged contact info to learn more. My hope is that this will help with our Local Initiative Plan to help gain funding for the legal effort.
Big thanks to Deana for helping out the cause.
It’s worth noting that there was something else that happened last week that I can’t report on yet but I’m hopeful that it will be more good news.