The Members of the Entertainment Union Coalition (EUC), including the California IATSE Council (CIC); Directors Guild of America, LiUNA! Local 724, SAG-AFTRA, and Teamsters Local 399 released the following statement with respect to AB SB 132:
The Entertainment Union Coalition (EUC) and its 152,000+ members in California thank Governor Gavin Newsom for his leadership and commitment to the extension of the current California Film and Television Tax Credit Program.
Extended through 2030, this highly successful program has generated $8.4 billion in qualified wages paid to 1,850,000 California workers, proving that this is first and foremost a jobs bill that allows our members to work where they live surrounded by their families and participating in their communities. Additionally, the 656 film, television and streaming productions receiving the credit since 2009 spent $23.2 billion in California, fueling local businesses and economies and providing more jobs to Californians.
Along with the extension of the CA Film and TV Tax Incentive program, significant new diversity provisions and a landmark Safety on Production Pilot Program were included in AB/SB 132. We thank Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins and Speaker Anthony Rendon for their longstanding support, Senator Steve Padilla and Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo for their months of Subcommittee work on this legislation, Assemblymember Luz Rivas and Senator Maria Elena Durazo and the members of the Los Angeles County Delegation for their timely action to keep this highly successful tax incentive program working for our members and our state.
Finally, we thank Senator Dave Cortese for his unwavering support over the past two years in helping to draft and secure the passage of this unprecedented production safety legislation, which once again puts California in the forefront of workplace safety. Preserving good middle class jobs that are safe and available to all Californians is something we can all be proud of.