SACRAMENTO, CA —Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) has been appointed to the California Film Commission. Housed within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, the Commission administers the state’s Film & Television Tax Credit Program, a $330 million annual incentive program for eligible productions in California, and serves as the primary liaison between the film and TV industry and government. The California Film Commission has an advisory board of 21 appointed members who work to enhance the economic climate in California by keeping film industry jobs and projects in the state.
“This is such an exciting opportunity to support one of California’s most important industries, with historic roots in my district. Entertainment, in all its forms, has contributed so much to California’s growth and I look forward to ensuring that growth continues for years to come,” Allen said.
The California Film Commission supports productions of all sizes with location assistance, an extensive digital location library, free online permitting, low cost use of state properties as shooting locations, and production assistance.
The California Film Commission also administers the Film & Television Tax Credit Program, which provides tax credits based on qualified expenditures for eligible productions produced in California. The $1.55 billion program runs for 5 years, providing annual funding for TV Projects, Relocating TV, Indie Features, and Non-Indie Features.
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California State Senator Ben Allen represents the 26th Senate District, which consists of the Westside, Hollywood and coastal South Bay communities of Los Angeles County.
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