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Portantinoheadshot.JPGAssembly Speaker John A. Pérez today appointed Assemblyman Anthony Portantino to the California Film Commission.

The La Cañada Flintridge Democrat, who chairs the Assembly Select Committee on the Preservation of California's Entertainment Industry, has been tapped to fill a term of up to four years on the commission. He fills a vacancy reserved for legislators.

"I know through his service on the California Film Commission Assemblymember Portantino will continue to provide strong leadership to help keep film production and jobs here in California where they belong," Pérez said in a statement.

Portantino isn't the only familiar face around the Capitol joining the film commission in recent weeks. Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger named former Press Secretary Aaron McLear to the commission shortly before leaving office.

PHOTO CREDIT: Portantino file photo, Associated Press.



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