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Archive for tag: New York

TV Tax Credit Linking Diversity to Hiring Passes NY Legislature

22 June, 2017 (15:16) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb June 22, 2017 8:33am A first-of-its-kind tax incentive to boost women and minority TV writers and directors has made it through the New York state Legislature. The bill, which received the backing of the DGA and the WGA East, calls for a new tax credit of up to $5 million to be […]


19 June, 2017 (14:14) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  The New York Assembly and New York Senate have UNTIL WEDNESDAY to vote on a post-mortem right of publicity bill to protect the thousands of professional performers who live and work in New York. To make sure your voice is heard, it is critical that you call today to support these bills. As you’ve […]

WGA Leaders On Both Coasts Approve New Contract!

5 May, 2017 (00:40) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

By David Robb May 4, 2017 10:02pm The WGA’s new film and TV contract was approved tonight in Los Angeles by the board of the WGA West and in New York by the council of the WGA East. It now goes to the guilds’ members for final ratification, which is all but guaranteed. Related DEAL!! […]

MPAA Slams USC Study That Claims State Tax Incentives Have “No Effect” On Jobs & Wages

14 September, 2016 (14:13) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb  September 14, 2016 1:02pm An assistant professor at USC who challenged the prevailing theory that state film tax incentives are good for their local economies has come under personal and professional attack by the MPAA, the industry’s leading booster of state tax incentives. USC Last month, Michael Thom published a study […]

L.A.’s share of TV pilot production hits record low!

4 August, 2016 (16:12) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  By Yvonne Villarreal LA Times 8/4/2016 Los Angeles’ share of overall TV pilot production in the U.S. and Canada dropped to the lowest level on record in the last year, underscoring the ongoing challenges the region faces to keep television crews in state. L.A. remains the most popular destination to film TV pilots, but […]