Expanding Film/TV Workforce Development Programs

Thursday, June 1, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) wrote Assembly Bill 1664 as an update to the current California Film and Tax Credit program. AB 1664 will increase funding for entertainment industry job-training programs to help build a bigger workforce of below-the-line workers in California. The $1 million of funding in AB 1664 would be used for current hands-on training programs geared towards high school and community college students that are run by entertainment unions, who are experts in their fields. “The current environment presents an opportunity for the state to ensure that our youth has an opportunity to be the next generation of carpenters, make-up artists, set designers, and grips,” said Assemblymember Bocanegra. “AB 1664 is a good step towards rebuilding and growing our middle-class workforce, especially in communities that are under-represented and overlooked.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.