The Section (301)a Filing:
- WHY SUPPORT THE 301(a)?
The 301(a) is specifically designed to use existing trade agreements to protect our jobs. The MPAA itself has filed over a dozen similar petitions to protect its copyrights from infringement around the globe. There should be a decision within 4-7 months. No domestic subsidy bill will go into effect for years.
- WHY WILL THIS HELP?
Stewart & Stewart, the Washington DC based trade law firm representing film workers has proposed this petition because they found the foreign subsidy programs are actionable under the following criteria:
1) They involve a transfer of funds
2) They convey a benefit
3) They are specific (to film and TV production only
4) They cause harm to a domestic industry (film workers)
5) Film and TV productions are goods subject to GATT 1994 Agreements
- HOW CAN I HELP?
- Go to the FTAC website and learn about the section 301a petition.
- Donate funds towards the 301a petition
- Write a letter to Congress asking them to support the 301a petition to end the Outsourcing of American film workers jobs.
- Come to our meetings and get involved with all the work that FTAC is doing to build support for the 301a petition.
- FTAC MEETINGS
Please note that the FTAC meeting schedule and location has changed!
First Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm
Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts
916 West Burbank Boulevard
Burbank California 91506
818 562 6808
- Westmore Academy is located on Burbank Boulevard across from Costco.
- Directly behind the MacDonald’s on the Corner of North Victory Boulevard and West Burbank Boulevard
- Free parking is available in the Plaza either in front or to the side of the location.
- Suite R is located upstairs on the second floor.
NO TAXES - NO TARIFFS - NO SUBSIDIES
No reason for any American film worker
to fail to support