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Calif. Assembly votes to extend film production tax break

The state Assembly voted 72-1 Tuesday to extend incentives to help keep movie and television jobs in California.

June 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The California State Assembly wants to make sure jobs in the entertainment industry stay in the state.

The Assembly voted Tuesday to extend incentives to help keep movie and TV jobs in California, approving up to $500 million in additional tax credits.

Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, a Sylmar Democrat, said the tax credit program enacted in 2009 has already helped keep 25,000 crew jobs in California, along with about $2.2 billion in film and television production.

The Assembly voted 72-1 to extend the program from 2014 to July 2019.

Supporters said other states and countries have been stepping up their incentives to lure productions elsewhere.

The bill now moves on to the state Senate.

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