My name is Michael Ricci. I’ve grown up on movie sets since the age of eight and have been working in the industry in a full-time capacity in special FX, construction, upholstery, as a gun handler, and a stuntman for the last 12 years. I also own MJR FX, which is a local prop shop and FX shop. If the film tax incentive were to disappear, so would my company, my job, my employees’ jobs, and my livelihood. Even though I have been doing this for a long time, before the film tax incentive, there was not enough work to keep a business like mine alive. I beg you to please reconsider getting rid of the film tax incentive for me and the thousands of my local brothers and sisters in Local 481 that will otherwise most likely have to relocate their lives to continue working.