Gavin Newsom on Expanded Film Credits: ‘You Gotta Be There for the Long Haul’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Gov. Gavin Newsom traveled to Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood on Wednesday to sign a $330 million boost to the state’s film and TV tax credit. The studio lot is more than 100 years old, and provided a backdrop for Newsom to talk about a new $150 million program to encourage more soundstage construction.

Newsom also met with industry figures and lawmakers and discussed a new goal, incorporated into the soundstage credit, to make film crews reflect California’s demographics. The diversity provision, led by Assemblywomen Autumn Burke and Wendy Carrillo, was key to persuading lawmakers to expand the tax credit.

In an exclusive interview after the signing with Variety,

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