Democrat Cheryl Brown courageously and responsibly joined two Republicans in voting for AB 1780 in committee; two other Democrats abstained or were conveniently absent to deny the bill four votes to pass, so it failed 3 yes to 1 no.
AB 1839 which is supposed to save Hollywood from the continuing attrition of jobs to anti-union states like Louisiana is in serious need of amendment now that the competing bill sponsored by the Bring Hollywood Home Foundation has been killed on orders of the Democratic Party leadership in the Assembly. Just as Republican leaders in Washington recently killed Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s bipartisan jobs bill for the purely partisan purpose of helping former Massachusetts Senator Brown defeat her in New Hampshire (where he’s become a carpet bagger), California’s Democrats didn’t want to hand tea-party Republican gubernatorial candidate, Assembly Member Tim Donnelly, a victory for his much better AB 1780–which was much better for jobs and independent production rather than Hollywood corporate Moguls.
This situation is truly ironic. I disagree with Tim Donnelly on almost every issue…except this one.
Proposed Amendments for AB 1839
People contacting their legislators to support AB 1839 should take a position of “SUPPORT IF AMENDED.” AB 1839 in its current form was originally written by Hollywood corporate lobbyists. It was amended to make it modestly closer to AB 1780 but still is not adequate to accomplish its professed purposes.
Is CFC a hero or a culprit in the fight to keep jobs in California? Former CFC member Bill Duke quit and is now Secretary for the BHHF…..what does that tell you?
Amend the bill to take the California Film Commission out of the “lottery business” and out of the “gatekeeper role” for who gets tax credits. Right now they are working for the studios the CFC is not the right leadership to stop runaway production. The studios don’t make movies anymore. Independent TV and movie producers who reside in California have to leave here to work and the CFC has not stopped the nonsense by failing to include tax credit incentives for small and medium sized productions.
BHHF recommends a new governing board to oversee a 1.4 billion dollar California Film Fund (AB1839 has a 400 million limit which keeps big movies from being made in California). Lift the cap to include big movies. 1839 has only 10 percent earmarked for independent productions. BHHF would amend the bill to give independents 50 percent of the tax credits because independents make most of the movies. We would amend 1839 to include a lower ceiling so more women and minority productions could qualify to 500 thousand and include MUSIC Videos and Video Game Productions. Also to allow for bundling of projects to get to 500 thousand this would create new entrepreneurship and a new MUSIC Video industry for California.
A 1.4 billion dollar tax credit with NEW oversight taking the CFC out of the main drivers seat and bringing more indie producers into the selection process for projects would change the game and truly END runaway production. Billions would come into California from global investors and our youth would see a world of opportunity open up for them. Now they are seeing their futures sold out to job outsourcing.
The War That Wasn’t Live
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Dr. Marcia Mims Coppertino, Yvonne Walker Williams, and Pastor E.L. Williams
Actress Erica Cottrill
Pastor E.L. Williams, New Covenant Baptist Church
Executives of Mercy Mission with Sweet Alice Harris speaking on behalf of Mercy Mission Hospital
Sweet Alice Harris crowned Mother of the Year
Yvonne Walker Williams & Pastor E.L. Williams
I arranged for Sweet Alice Harris to be honored at today’s gala as Mother of the Year. Here are some photos of our Mercy Mission Bear Hospital activists.
Meet & Greet Sandra Fluke, Candidate for California State Senator
- Heroine of the Feminist Movement
- Barred from Testifying before Republican Controlled House Committee regarding the necessity of Birth Control being included in Affordable Care Act insurance plans
- Called a “SLUT” by Rush Limbaugh on national media
Sandra Fluke & Barack Obama at the 2012 Democratic Convention
In February 2012 the Republican controlled House Oversight & Government Reform Committee refused to allow SANDRA FLUKE to testify about the necessity of requiring health insurance policies to cover contraceptive care for women. That was bad enough and then RUSH LIMBAUGH went mental on his radio talk show and publicly called her a “SLUT.”
Today, Sandra is an attorney admitted to the California Bar and is running to succeed Ted Lieu in the State Senate (Ted’s running for Congress).
Friday, May 16, 2014 6:30 p.m.
2277 El Dorado Street (Corner of Amapola Ave)
Torrance CA 90501
Hosted by Jan B. Tucker
To RSVP by Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1485409901689149/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
To see why I’m running for Board of Equalization–where only a single candidate qualified for the California Primary Ballot–see my first post on the subject:
Now, here’s what you need to do to write me in on the California primary election ballot:
1. Bring a pen or pencil with you to the polling place (they should have one available but don’t count on it)
2. Don’t vote for the Office of District #3, State Board of Equalization, where only the incumbent, Jerome Horton, is on the ballot
3. Write the office name “State Board of Equalization” and “District 3” and then my name, Jan B. Tucker, as illustrated below:
Note the instructions carefully; do NOT vote on the ballot for Board of Equalization District 3, only on the ballot envelope
First, check out this link:
Now, explain to me why people think it’s appropriate to conduct a candidate forum for left of center candidates at the Venice United Methodist Church??????? The facts speak for themselves and as an OH BY THE WAY, California League of Latin American Citizens is calling a picket line starting at 5:00 p.m., May 6, 2014 in front of the church to protest Dr. O’s homophobia and racism. I’m not giving these candidates a pass on using this facility and if they’re really against homophobia and racism they would no more cross our picket line than they would cross one to go into a KKK building for a candidate forum.
LATE BREAKING NEWS: Southern California ADA, very much to their credit, has changed the location of the debate to Oakwood Recreation Center 767 California Ave Venice CA 90291. WE ARE STILL GOING TO PICKET THE CHURCH at Victoria/Lincoln at 5:00 p.m. and then go to the congressional forum. There are some key questions that need to be asked of these candidates who want to represent us in the House of Representatives:
1. On March 5, 2012 a demand was made on the Venice United Methodist Church for copies of their corporate IRS Form 990 pursuant to 26 USC 6104(d)(1)(A). The church has never complied, suggesting that they have something to hide inasmuch as compliance is mandatory and Form 990s are supposed to be public record. Will you ask the IRS to investigate VUMC to find out why they refuse to release their Form 990s? (To see the demand that has been ignored by VUMC, click here).
2. With the critical and unstable conditions in Nigeria that enabled Boko Haram to kidnap hundreds of schoolgirls with impunity, Nigeria doesn’t need further instability being instigated by Igbo tribe separatists who want to start yet another Nigerian civil war. What should the U.S. do about MASSOB operations being conducted right in our district in Venice United Methods Church by Dr. Ogbonnaya?
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