Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) will succeed Rep. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) as the chair of the Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus in the 112th Congress, which convenes in January.
The Entertainment Industries Caucus was established in 2003 and seeks to address issues such copyright protection and so-called runaway production, or filming of television shows and movies at locations outside of California.
In recent years the caucus drafted legislation to extend film industry tax credits and facilitate industry members' charitable contributions abroad.
"I am honored to follow Congresswoman Watson as the next chair of the Entertainment Industries Caucus," Sherman said in a statement. "The entertainment industry generates billions of dollars and millions of jobs, and the caucus will remain dedicated to ensuring that continues to happen."