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A bill in New York that would link production incentives to diversity hiring is waiting for the signature of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has until midnight on December 18 to sign it or veto it.
The bill, which sailed through the state Legislature, would provide $5 million in annual tax credits for projects that hire female and minority TV writers and directors. Leaders of the DGA and the WGA East are urging the governor to sign it.
"Everyone acknowledges the profound…