Hollywood sees a jobs boost thanks to California tax incentives, a new report says
Originally posted on www.latimes.com
Each year, California taxpayers give out hundreds of millions of dollars in tax credits to movie and TV productions that shoot in-state. That money has helped to give a significant boost to production jobs, according to a new report. The California Film Commission said in the report that in the 12 months that ended in June, below-the-line union workers logged 15.6% more hours than in 2014, the year before the program began handing out $330 million in credits per year to select productions. The prior 12-month period, ending in June 2017, showed a 12% increase in hours worked compared with 2014.
Below-the-line workers typically consist of crew members whose jobs encompass a wide range of technical and support responsibilities.
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