Rep. Seeks To Curb Outsourcing In Film

Rep. Diane E. Watson applauds the reconstitution of Hollywood Labor Coalition, organized by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, and is pledging to work with the group to curb the outsourcing o

WASHINGTON--Rep. Diane E. Watson, D-Cal., applauds the reconstitution of Hollywood Labor Coalition, organized by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, and is pledging to work with the group to curb the outsourcing of jobs in the film industry.

"I've asked the member unions of the Hollywood Labor Coalition to make a presentation to the Congressional Entertainment Caucus in Washington, D.C., on the impact of runaway production on U.S. jobs and the economy and other issues of interest," Watson said in an April 23 statement. "Runaway production is a very real and serious problem that has caused many job losses in my district."

Watson says she recently sent a letter, signed by 26 other members of Congress, to Jack Valenti, chairman/CEO of the Motion Picture Assn. of America that addresses the issue. She also reiterated her support for Senate tax incentive legislation in Congress aimed at curbing runaway production.

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