Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo Appointed to the California Film Commission

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SACRAMENTO – California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) has appointed Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) to serve on the California Film Commission, which works to maintain the opportunities afforded by the film industry in California, while advocating for diversity and equity in the industry.

Assemblywoman Carrillo, a longtime advocate for diversity and inclusive workforce development in the film industry, issued the following statement regarding her appointment: 

“It is a privilege to be appointed by Speaker Anthony Rendon as the Assembly commissioner to the California Film Commission. Assembly District 52 is home to below and above the line workforce and creatives who make up a world leading entertainment industry. In my role as Chair of Budget Sub 4 on State Administration, we have worked on expanding tax credits and investing in building more sound stages to create, retain and bring back good entertainment union jobs to California. To that end, diversity and equity within the Film & TV Tax Credit program must be an ongoing focus, as we work to ensure that public dollars are reflective of the people of California. I look forward to working with the commissioners and interested parties to ensure the CA Film & TV Tax Credit program continues to be a thriving economic engine for our state and invests in opportunities for more Californians to work, write, create, produce, direct and star in story narratives that are as diverse as the people of California.“ 

"I am pleased to welcome Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo to the California Film Commission and I know she will continue to be a leader in helping to keep well-paying film and television jobs in California.” said Wendy Gruel, Chair of the California Film Commission. “Assemblymember Carrillo has a demonstrated track record of rolling up her sleeves to get the job done and is passionate about ensuring diversity within Hollywood."

“Assemblywoman Carrillo will enrich the CFC advisory board with her expertise, insight and level of devotion she brings to representing her nearly half-million constituents in the 52nd District,” said California Film Commission Executive Director Colleen Bell. “Her leadership in Sacramento combined with her earlier experience in broadcast media, labor issues and advocacy will further strengthen our board’s ability to fulfill its mission.” 

Assemblywoman Carrillo previously co-authored SB-144, which expanded California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program, supplementing the program with increased funding and new diversity work plan provisions. Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2023-24 budget proposal includes a five-year extension to the film credit program, which remains a key point of advocacy for Assemblywoman Carrillo.

Additionally, Assemblywoman Carrillo continues to serve on the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission and the California Cultural and Historical Endowment, each of which continue to inform her advocacy and work in the legislature.                                                                                  

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Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo was elected to the California State Assembly in December of 2017. She serves as the Chair of Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration, and as a member of the Assembly Committees on Appropriations, Budget, Budget Sub. 6 on Budget Process, Oversight and Program Evaluation, Health, Housing and Community Development, Utilities and Energy, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, and the Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies.