GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Clash over Incentives for Film Industry

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Clash over Incentives for Film Industry


Smith, Dakota, Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)


Two Republican candidates for California governor are clashing over tax incentives for the entertainment industry.

Assemblyman and GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) wants to lift the state's $100 million tax credit program for film and television shoots, allowing an unlimited amount of tax rebates.

His bill, AB 1780, is scheduled to be heard before an Assembly committee today. Criticizing the proposal is Neel Kashkari, Donnelly's main GOP rival in the race. The former Goldman Sachs investment banker questioned Donnelly's move to give a specific industry tax breaks in an email Monday.

"Giving handouts to Hollywood producers is bad economic policy, a bad deal for California taxpayers, and a clear proof point that Mr. Donnelly is no fiscal conservative," Kashkari spokeswoman Jessica Hsiang Ng wrote.

The squabbling over tax incentives comes amid growing attention to runaway production and follows conflicting reports over the effectiveness of the state's $100 million annual program.

Both Kashkari and Donnelly are challenging Democratic incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown in the June 3 primary.

Since 2009, the state has allotted $100 million annually to the entertainment industry, granting film and television companies a 20 percent to 25 percent tax credit toward production. Supporters contend incentives are needed to compete with the lucrative subsidies offered by states like Louisiana and New York, which are luring away California-based productions.

Donnelly's bill, first introduced in February, dramatically expands the state's program. Not only does AB 1780 offer an unlimited pot of tax incentives for movies and television shows, the bill adds new categories like video games and commercials. …

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