Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield (D-San Fernando Valley) was appointed to the California Film Commission by Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles) Monday.
“California has long been the center of the world’s best moviemaking and television,” said Blumenfield, “We need to keep it that way. I am grateful for this opportunity to help California stay on top.”
The California Film Commission works to enhance the economic climate in California by keeping film industry jobs and projects in the state. The Commission has an advisory board of 21 members appointed by the Governor, Senate Pro Tem and Speaker of the Assembly. A one-stop office for filmmakers, the commission oversees film and television tax credits, an extensive digital location library, free online permitting, low cost use of state properties as shooting locations, and production assistance.
“In my community, a job making movies or television has long been a way for working people to provide for their families,” added Blumenfield. “The Valley’s roots in this industry began with the great movie ranches of yesteryear, which have since become major entertainment studios that produce content enjoyed by audiences around the world.”