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WGAW gets behind bill for tax credits

Union move allies it with other guilds

HOLLYWOOD — The Writers Guild of America West has thrown its support behind a recently introduced wage-based tax credit bill to curb runaway production.

The WGAW board endorsed the legislation, dubbed the U.S. Independent Film & TV Production Incentive Act of 2001, during its regular meeting this week.

The union, which reps about 8,500 scribes, has not considered a campaign, headed by the Film & Television Action Committee, to impose countervailing tariffs on U.S. producers who accept incentives to film in foreign locations.

The WGAW’s move allies it with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the American Film Marketing Assn., the Assn. of Independent Commercial Producers, the Directors Guild of America, the Entertainment Industry Development Corp., the Film U.S. Alliance, the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and the Screen Actors Guild in support of the legislation introduced by Sen. Blanche Lambert Lincoln (D-Ark.).

SAG has also backed the countervailing tariff campaign.

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