BY PAUL KREKORIAN |
LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS | PUBLISHED: June 29, 2011
ABC recently announced it will be moving production of “Body of Proof,” one of the network’s signature dramas, from Rhode Island to Los Angeles.
The move will create 200 new crew jobs, and many more related jobs, as it injects millions of dollars into our local economy. This terrific news is part of a growing body of proof that California’s film and television production tax incentive is working and must be extended.
The network decided to move the series because of the state’s tax incentive, which was created by legislation I authored in 2009 when I was a member of the Assembly, along with a tandem bill by state Sen. Ron Calderon. That legislation was the first successful step toward stemming the flow of “runaway production” that California had endured for almost two decades. Throughout that period, California seemed to take its heritage industry for granted while other locales rolled out the welcome mat.
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