14 June 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Highlighted by a keynote address from Danny Glover, supporters of a sweetened incentive program for movies and TV shot in California attracted more than 500 attendees to an enthusiastic Saturday morning rally in San Francisco.

The two-hour event at the Fairmont Hotel was organized to demonstrate that Assembly Bill 1839 has strong backing outside the industry’s Hollywood core. Glover, who has a residence in San Francisco, said he had not worked in the San Francisco area since he shot a pilot based on a Walter Mosley story in 2003.

Danny Glover after the FilmItNorCal rally – 'I flew in from Vancouver this morning … This means a lot to me' http://t.co/Byy9bil7WH—

Dave McNary (@Variety_DMcNary) June 14, 2014

Glover has been in British Columbia working on Paramount’s live-action/animated hybrid “Monster Trucks.” He said that the loss of shoots in California to states with more lucrative programs such as Georgia »

- Dave McNary

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