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Frommer to head Assembly film committee

April 09, 2001

Claudia Peschiutta

GLENDALE -- Assemblyman Dario Frommer will be focusing on the film

industry in his latest assignment.

Frommer (D-Glendale) this week was appointed chairman of the

Assembly's recently formed Select Committee on the Future of California's

Film Industry.

"I'm anxious to get this committee moving," Frommer said in a

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statement.

The nation's slowing economy, recent layoffs announced by The Walt

Disney Co. and the threat of an entertainment strike this year could

worsen the effects of runaway production, he said.

Keeping film production in California has been a concern for local

legislators over the past few years.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale), during his time in the state Senate,

and former Glendale Assemblyman Scott Wildman authored bills to reduce

runaway production.

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