Speak Out for the Oakland Film Center @ Oakland City Council Meeting

Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, California 94612

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | 2:00 PM | Sgt. Mark Dunakin Rm. 1st FL.

Come help defend the Oakland Film Center…

Bay Area film and video industry professionals please come out to support The Oakland Film Center. Next Tuesday March 29th, a sub-committee of the Oakland Redevelopment Agency is going to vote on whether or not to approve an amendment that would preclude the requirement that any future development of the Oakland Army Base include the Oakland Film Center.

Oakland City Council Agenda (03/19/11)

An Agency Resolution Authorizing: (1) The Agency Administrator To Negotiate And Execute A Second Amendment To The Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) With AMB Property Corporation/California Capital Group (AMB/CCG) For A Development On The Former Oakland Army Base (“Base”) To: // … (C) Elimination Of The Requirement To Accommodate The Oakland Produce Market And The Oakland Film Center As Part Of The Development;

What does this mean? The 30 plus independent businesses that operate out of the Film Center may be displaced during future development and the hundreds of independent producers and production companies that rely on those businesses will have to look elsewhere to service their productions.  Every major city in the US has a film center why not Oakland?

What can you do? Come out this Tuesday, March 29th at 2pm, to the Oakland City Hall and tell the city council why we need a permanent home for the east bay film industry. If you are an independent producer, director, dp, gaffer, location scout or PA and have used one or more of the businesses and/or facilities at the Oakland Film Center to do your job come and let your voice be heard!

From Oakland to Alameda; Emeryville to Berkeley, the east bay is home to some of the finest independent media makers the bay area has to offer. Let’s stand together to keep our industry, our jobs and our passion here in our own backyard!

Carl D. Brown

Executive Director

Corduroy Media

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