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    Film, TV Job Retention Act Takes First Step Forward In Assembly

    The Assembly’s Arts and Entertainment Committee unanimously passed the California Film and Television Job Retention Act on Tuesday in Sacramento, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, said Tuesday.Assembly Bill 1839 is “about keeping families together and keeping jobs in California,” said Wilk, the bill’s principal co-author. “As a member of the Arts Committee, I will continue to be an advocate for this job saving measure that is vital for our economy.” The California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act extends the incentive program for an additional five years; includes a 5 percent increase in the tax credit for filming done outside the Los Angeles Zone; offers a 25 percent credit for television shows relocating to California in the first year and modifies the requirement from 75 percent of production days having to occur in California to 75 percent of principal photography days having to occur in California, all in order to ensure more jobs are created here.

    City Names Finalists To Create Artwork On Newhall Ranch Road Median

    The City of Santa Clarita’s selection committee have nominated three finalists to create a prominent art piece to be implemented on a median on Newhall Ranch Road and Copper Hill Drive, according to city officials.