March 20, 2014
For Immediate Release
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – To prevent the loss of film and television production and jobs in Los Angeles County, the MTA Executive Committee approved a motion by Directors Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti to streamline filming policies on MTA property.
“In addition to reforming our state’s burdensome regulatory and tax laws, our public sector agencies must also provide logistical incentives to counter the generous benefits other states are using to lure away our production,” said Supervisor Antonovich.
An MTA policy requiring an onsite safety expert to train key production members may ensure safety and convenience instead of the current policy which requires a Monday-only, three-hour safety training for all production crew and talent using MTA property.
The motion directs the MTA CEO to report back in 30 days with a comprehensive policy that streamlines procedures and requirements on filming on MTA owned or controlled property.