Hollywood studios and unions have asked Congress to revive the battered entertainment industry with a legislative package including hiring incentives, federal insurance and enhanced expensing of production costs.

“These policies would help jumpstart domestic film and television production, encourage hiring and ameliorate the higher costs that must be undertaken to protect our industry’s workforce,” the letter said.

The document, sent Monday to Congressional leaders, was signed by leaders of the Motion Picture Association, the , the Independent Film & Television Alliance, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and .

“We believe a hiring incentive modeled on the employee retention credit or the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) will help move workers off of unemployment and bring them back into the workforce,” the

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