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Mike Gatto

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  • Cyclist who lost part of leg highlights hit-and-runs with bike ride

    Cyclist who lost part of leg highlights hit-and-runs with bike ride
    A cyclist whose right leg was partially amputated after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver near Griffith Park last year said he has a new mission in life. Damian Kevitt was left wounded, but he remains resilient as he works to shed light on a...
  • Cyclist struck in hit-and-run looks to 'Finish the Ride'

    Cyclist struck in hit-and-run looks to 'Finish the Ride'
    A cyclist whose right leg was partially amputated after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver near Griffith Park last year isn't letting the events of that tragic day stop him from prevailing in his new life's mission. Damian Kevitt was left wounded,...
  • California Legislative Analyst: Production Tax Credit Does Not 'Pay for Itself'

    California's Legislative Analyst released a report on Wednesday that casts a lukewarm view of the state's production tax incentive program, even though it does not make recommendations on proposed legislation that would expand the credits in the face of...
  • Bill drafted by public crowdsourcing passes the Assembly

    A measure approved by the Assembly on Thursday is notable not for what it does -- tweak the probate code -- but for how it was crafted: by the public using an online "wiki" page. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced last winter that he was...
  • Ron Calderon Indicted on Federal Corruption Charges for Taking Film Tax Credit Bribes

    State Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother were indicted on federal corruption charges on Friday, including allegations that the lawmaker accepted bribes in exchange for his support of a sweetened production tax credit for independent filmmakers. Calderon's...
  • 'We Are Going to Make Sure Hollywood Does Not Become Detroit' -- Hollywood Unionists Rally for Improved Tax Credits

    Show business unionists have turned out enthusiastically in the middle of the weekend with promises to support legislation to sweeten California's film tax credit program. More than 700 attendees came to the standing-room-only rally at Pickwick Gardens...
  • Crews rally in Burbank to support California's film tax credit

    More than 1,000 entertainment industry workers gathered in Burbank on Saturday, launching a campaign to support an expansion of California's film and TV tax credit program. The rally, organized by a coalition of entertainment industry unions, drew an...
  • Study: California Incentive Program Needs Major Overhaul to Save Production Jobs

    The Milken Institute has called for a major overhaul of California's film incentive program in a study released Thursday that recommends the state open the program to bigger-budget fare and add incentives for vfx work and investments in digital...
  • Film Czar Ken Ziffren: L.A. Is In A 'Bad Spiral' Of Loss Of Movie, TV Production

    Ken Ziffren, newly appointed "film czar" for Los Angeles, told reporters on Thursday that a recently released report from the Milken Institute shows that the city is in a "bad spiral" when it comes to the loss of film and TV production and jobs. The...
  • Gatto responds to warning letter

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) responded this week to the fact that he was one of 37 state politicians who received warning letters from a state ethics agency for accepting improper campaign contributions. An investigation by the Fair Political...
  • Will studios profit from bad news about runaway production?

    Will studios profit from bad news about runaway production?
    FilmL.A. produced another one of its gloomy reports on runaway production Thursday, this time looking at the 108 films released last year by the 11 leading studios. One of the most galling findings: More of those films had been shot in Louisiana than in...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown says 'stimulating' realignment program is working

    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown, citing his meetings with law enforcement officials across the state, said Tuesday that "realignment is working." Brown, speaking to reporters after he addressed the annual Crime Victims' Rights rally at the Capitol,...