SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Film Commission (www.film.ca.gov) has announced the allocation of $53.9 million in tax credits for 13 feature films that will be shot entirely or partially outside of Hollywood. Two of the announced projects will film in San Francisco and Central California, and an additional four have tentative plans to film outside of Los Angeles’ 30-mile studio zone. In 2014, Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins and other state leaders helped expand the state’s Film and Television Production Tax Credit to bring production and jobs back to California.
“We expanded the Film and TV Production Tax Credit because this iconic industry needs to stay in California and because we want to create good jobs, both within these productions and in the small businesses that service them,” explains speaker Atkins (D-San Diego). “The projects announced today are expected to generate approximately $400 million in spending in California and employ more than 2,500 cast and crew members.”
According to the California Film Commission, 10 feature films will be produced by non-independent studios and three by independent studios. The next application period is scheduled for February 15th through the 22nd for new TV series, mini-series, made-for-television films, pilot projects, recurring TV series, and relocating TV series.