New York Governor Vetoes TV Diversity Tax Credit Bill

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have linked the state's film incentives to diversity hiring in the state’s TV industry. The bill, which sailed through the state Legislature, would have allocated up to $5 million for companies that hire female and minority TV writers and directors. The bill was supported by the DGA and the WGA East, whose leaders today expressed their shock and disappointment in the governor's decision. "We are stunned and…