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Proposed New York tax incentive to benefit women, minority screenwriters

A screenplay.
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A team of New York-based writers is calling on the state legislature to pass a new tax incentive to hire local scribes. While television production in New York has been thriving lately, the boom in production hasn't done much to benefit local writers, who say much of the work is going to Los Angeles-based scribes.

Tom Fontana has been involved in the effort to pass the tax incentive. His writing credits include Oz, Homicide: Life on the Streets and St Elsewhere. He says that while he hasn't suffered like many others, this law will benefit women and minority scribes, not "rich, old farts" like him.