Wednesday, May. 29, 2024

As corporations increasingly weave artificial intelligence technologies into the daily lives of Americans, California lawmakers want to build public trust, fight algorithmic discrimination and outlaw deepfakes that involve elections or pornography.

The efforts in California — home to many...

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023

Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2023-24 state budget extends funding for California’s Film and TV Tax Credit Program an additional five years (through fiscal 2030-31) and proposes to make credits refundable for the first time since the state launched its incentive in 2009.   

The new...

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022

California lawmakers on Tuesday sent Gov. Gavin Newsom two groundbreaking bills intended to limit the downside of social media, as they faulted Congress for failing to act on the problem.

A first-of-its kind measure would require social media companies to make public their policies for...

Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom was in Los Angeles yesterday (July 21) to sign bipartisan legislation that expands California’s film/TV tax credit program with an additional $330 million over two years, including $150 million targeted specifically at promoting new soundstage development and workforce...

Saturday, Jun. 6, 2020

The prospect of resuming film, TV and commercial production got a boost yesterday as Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that counties throughout California may reopen to filming as early as June 12.

The go-ahead came in the form of guidelines released by the state Department of Public Health for...

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