Rajiv Dalal has been appointed by the Mayor’s Office as Deputy Director of the Office of Motion Picture and Television Production. Dalal with work closely with LA Film Czar Tom Sherak, assisting Sherak with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Sacramento agenda to increase tax incentives for the entertainment industry. He will also work closely with all city departments to cut red tape to make sure Los Angeles remains a film-friendly location. Dalal’s appointment follows the naming of former MPAA Chief Bob Pisano as informal advisor to Sherak. Sherak spoke highly of Dalal at an Obama event this morning. “This kid is fantastic and a real asset for us. I told the Mayor in eight months he’s going to be saying “Tom who?’ and asking for Rajiv,” Sherak told me. Dalal was most recently Executive Director of Time Warner’s public policy program in Asia‐Pacific. He earlier worked for MPAA in Los Angeles and Mumbai and previously practiced law with Dorsey & Whitney LLP.
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