A legislative proposal in New York that would give financial incentives to TV productions that hire women and people of color who reside in the state as writers and directors.
The bill would set aside $5 million in the $420 million that New York provides in tax credits to attract TV and film productions to the state.
The bill was first introduced in 2013. The bill has already passed Assembly, and the New York Senate is voting on it today. If signed into law, it would be the first film state tax credit with a diversity carve-out.
Kevin Klowden, executive director of the Milken Institute’s California Center and managing economist at the Institute. One of his foci is film and television tax incentives.
Darnell M. Hunt, director of the UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies, which puts out the annual “Hollywood Diversity Report," and chair of the Sociology Department at UCLA