Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) has signed on as co-author with Assemblymember Adrin Nazarin (D-Sherman Oaks) to AB 1199, a bill with the potential to bring thousands of music scoring jobs back to California.
Musicians have been busy pushing to add language to the legislation that will secure a revenue-neutral allocation for music scoring from the existing Film & TV Tax Credit Program. Because no new money is being asked for, this effort has been gaining fast support.
New legislation will save jobs for California film and TV musicians
SACRAMENTO, CA (May 18, 2015) — Today members of the American Federation of Musicians from Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Francisco hosted a live musical performance and press conference outside the state capitol in support of AB 1199, a bill proposing changes to the Film & Television Tax Credit Program they say will bring more music work to the state. Continue reading →
LOS ANGELES, CA (MARCH 30, 2015) — Thousands of California musicians suffering from the effects of runaway production are encouraged by a new bill that aims to close loopholes relating to music scoring in the California Film and Television Job Retention Act.
AB 1199, authored by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, introduces language that would for the first time require a specified amount of the total expenditures relating to music post-production be done in California in order for a production to qualify for an added rebate. Musicians applaud this preliminary language as a significant step in the right direction, and are optimistic that further development of the bill will continue to improve upon the existing tax credit program as it relates to music scoring in California. Continue reading →