Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has been appointed to the California Film Commission (CFC).
Gatto was appointed by Assembly Speaker John Perez to represent the legislative body.
Gatto, whose district includes parts of Silver Lake, Los Feliz and Atwater Village, has a reason for a strong interest in the film industry.
His district is home to thousand of people who rely on the health of the industry for their livelihoods.
“As a lawmaker who represents many of the studios, executives, creative and technical staff and talent that make up one of California’s most critical industries, I am proud to join the Film Commission Board,” said Gatto in a release.
“Anything I can do to create jobs and strengthen California’s entertainment industry will help my constituents, my district, and our State."
The California Film Commission is the implementation arm of the film tax incentive program. It also offers free on-line permitting for all state property including state parks and beaches, freeways, roads, and government buildings. From hospitals and prisons to back roads and mountain ranges, the California Film Commission helps filmmakers gain access to the perfect locations.
Cinemascout is its online database featuring California locations available for filming. The Commission also host visitors at its on-site Location Resource Center for personalized assistance when searching for locations.
California has a network of over 60 Regional Film Offices across the state to provide localized support, detailed location information and facilitate the permit process.