A few weeks ago I went to City Hall to attend an Ad Hoc Film Committee Meeting setup by LA City Council. You can hear my statement in my post about the meeting. This event is open to the public and I will be “suiting up” to make another appearance to urge support for our legal effort to place anti-subsidy duties on subsidized VFX:
The Ad Hoc Committee on Film and TV Production Jobs will hold its second meeting on Friday, March 21 in City Hall.
In our first meeting, we heard about the tremendous human impact runaway production has had in Los Angeles. As we continue our work and focus on policy objectives, our next meeting will include a discussion on expanding California’s film and television tax incentives program and the need for Sacramento to join us in the fight for jobs throughout L.A. and California.
The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. in the John Ferraro Council Chamber, room 340 of City Hall, located on 200 N. Spring St. in Los Angeles.
I hope to see you there!
Councilmember, Second District
Last time I advocated the Take 5 provision if the state intends to go forward with more subsidies. This time I’d like to advocate our local initiative plan. Since our legal effort costs a fraction of what the state subsidy program would cost, the LA City Council could take unilateral action and help fund our legal effort. According to our law firm, there were many state governments that helped pay for their anti-subsidy duty legal efforts in another industry.
Those of you who are able to attend should know the following: Be respectful if you intend to speak. There is a sheet of paper for you to fill out if you would like to speak that you must submit to an attendant. You will be called by the city council member to speak and you get only 3 minutes. So make it fast and to the point.