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Mike Gatto

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  • Report finds benefit to film tax credits

    Report finds benefit to film tax credits
    Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) responded this week to a report about the state’s filming industry that suggests new tax incentives might help keep movie and television studios shooting in California. The...
  • To not nix pix, California must use tax trix

     To not nix pix, California must use tax trix
    Eight of the nine nominees for this year's best picture Oscar were filmed outside California. Nearly all of the live-action movies nominated in other Academy Awards categories were filmed in other states or countries as well. In the last two years,...
  • Grant to give American Legion post a face-lift

    Grant to give American Legion post a face-lift
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and the Home Depot Foundation have secured a $20,000 grant to give the American Legion Verdugo Hills Post 288 in La Crescenta a face-lift. Located at 4011 La Crescenta Ave., the veterans center will have two of its...
  • Cyclist who lost part of leg in hit-and-run plans charity ride

    Cyclist who lost part of leg in hit-and-run plans charity ride
    Los Angeles police are expected to shut down sections of road between Los Feliz and Griffith Park on Sunday morning as waves of cyclists take to the streets to raise awareness about hit-and-runs. The event, Finish the Ride, was created after local...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown says 'stimulating' realignment program is working

    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown, citing his meetings with law enforcement officials across the state, said Tuesday that "realignment is working." Brown, speaking to reporters after he addressed the annual Crime Victims' Rights rally at the Capitol,...
  • Davitt named mayor of LCF

    Davitt named mayor of LCF
    Mike Davitt was named the new mayor of La CaƱada Flintridge Monday, accepting the ceremonial gavel from outgoing Mayor Laura Olhasso in the City Council's annual rotation meeting. The transition came after council members unanimously supported Davitt'...
  • 'Late Show' move to L.A. considered a long shot

    'Late Show' move to L.A. considered a long shot
    Will the "Late Show" under Stephen Colbert move to Los Angeles? Don't count on it. After "Late Show" host David Letterman announced he was stepping down last week, Mayor Eric Garcetti personally appealed to CBS Chief Les Moonves, saying in a letter...
  • California's film production tax credit passes first legislative test

    California's film production tax credit passes first legislative test
    SACRAMENTO -- Legislation aimed at extending California's film production tax credit won unanimous bipartisan support from its first committee. The bill is urgently needed to give California an incentive to lure movie and television production back to...
  • Expansion of California Tax Incentives Clears First Assembly Committee

    Legislation to expand California's tax incentives for movie and TV production moved forward on Tuesday, as the state assembly arts and entertainment committee unanimously gave their approval to the bill that would, among other things, make big budget...
  • Study: California Incentive Program Needs Major Overhaul to Save Production Jobs

    The Milken Institute has called for a major overhaul of California's film incentive program in a study released Thursday that recommends the state open the program to bigger-budget fare and add incentives for vfx work and investments in digital...
  • Film Czar Ken Ziffren: L.A. Is In A 'Bad Spiral' Of Loss Of Movie, TV Production

    Ken Ziffren, newly appointed "film czar" for Los Angeles, told reporters on Thursday that a recently released report from the Milken Institute shows that the city is in a "bad spiral" when it comes to the loss of film and TV production and jobs. The...