Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Gatto, Portantino appointed to California Film Commission

Assemblyman Mike Gatto -- whose district includes the studio-heavy cities of Burbank, Glendale and part of Hollywood -- has been appointed to the California Film Commission.

The commission handles permitting for filming on state property, and supports in-state film production through tax credits and other assistance – an important role given the recent years long trend of film shoots moving out of state to take advantage of lower costs.

In a statement Tuesday, Gatto said he was proud to have been appointed to the commission given the fact that he represents “many of the studios, executives, creative and technical staff and talent that make up one of California’s most critical industries.”

Gatto, appointed Assembly Speaker John Perez, joins 21 other members on the commission. Among them is Anthony Portantino, who worked in film and television prior to representing La CaƱada and Pasadena in the Assembly from 2006 until terming out of office in December...

-- Daniel Siegal, Times Community News
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You can read this entire article, and more, at the Glendale News-Press by clicking HERE

Mike Gatto is the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the California State Assembly.  He represents Burbank, Glendale, La Canada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Atwater Village, and portions of the Hollywood Hills and East Hollywood.

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