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LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam 2,’ Dual Janis Joplin Pics & More Snag CA Tax Credits

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LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam 2’ Among 15 Film Projects to Receive $73.3 Million in California Tax Credits

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The California Film Commission on Monday released a list of 15 projects selected for the state’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0. “Space Jam 2” starring Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is among the 15 projects set to receive a total of $73.3 million in tax credits reserved for the projects.

Five of the films are indies, and five are also being shot outside of Los Angeles’s 30-Mile Zone, including near San Francisco and Palm Springs. The commission says this represents a growth from previous years as part of an effort to spread production jobs and spending statewide.

“One of the goals for Program 2.0 is to bring production jobs and spending to regions across the state, and we’re beginning to see that happen more often and on a larger scale,” said California Film Commission executive director Amy Lemisch in a statement. “We’re thrilled to see Program 2.0 have such far-reaching benefits.”

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The 15 projects are on track to generate $370 million in qualified expenditures. That includes $194.7 million in wages for below-the-line crew members.

Based on data provided with each tax credit application, the projects will employ an estimated 2,300 crew members, 750 cast members and 28,000 extras and stand-ins (the latter measured in “man-days”) over a combined 554 shoot days. Warner Bros.’ “Space Jam 2,” which is produced by Ryan Coogler in addition to starring James alongside the Looney Toons, is on its own expected to generate more than $100 million in qualified spending, including almost $43.2 million in below-the-line wages.

The five new out-of-zone projects plan to spend 88 filming days in San Francisco, Riverside and Kern Counties. Among those films are CBS Films’ “Lexi” and the Andy Samberg comedy “Palm Springs.”

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37 film projects in all applied for tax credits during the Oct. 15-19 application period. A subsequent application period for TV projects was held Nov. 5-9, with selected projects scheduled to be announced Dec. 10th. The next application period for feature film tax credits will be held Feb. 25 to March 1, 2019.

Some of the bigger budget projects to date to receive the tax credit included “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Ad Astra,” “Birds of Prey,” “Bright,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “Captain Marvel.”

Below is the full list of projects conditionally approved to receive the tax benefits.

  •  “24/7” (Universal)
  • “The Boy Who Knew Too Much” (20th Century Fox)
  • “Cry, Baby” (Cry, Baby Productions)
  • “Janis” (Atlas Entertainment)
  • “Lexi” (CBS Films)
  • “Luminous” (JB Productions)
  • “Margaritaville (Lionsgate)
  • “Marlowe” (Amazon)
  • “Marry Me” (Universal)
  • “Mouse Guard” (20th Century Fox)
  • “Palm Springs” (Kablamo! Productions)
  • “Space Jam 2” (Warner Bros.)
  • “Stuck at the Office” (Sato Production)
  • “Unicorn” (1440 Productions)
  • “The Walk” (Big One Productions)
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‘Sneaky Pete’ Relocates Production to California to Receive $9.2 Million Tax Credit

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“Sneaky Pete” has become the latest series to relocate production to California to capitalize on the state’s film and television tax credit initiative.

Season 3 of the Amazon Studios drama will move from New York to California, where the show will receive an estimated $9.2 million in tax credits, according to the California Film Commission. It becomes the 13th TV show to relocate amid the ongoing state’s push to boost production jobs, joining shows like “Veep,” “The OA” and “Legion.”

The upcoming eighth season of “American Horror Story,” the third season of “American Crime Story” (set in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina) and the third season of “This Is Us” have also been selected to receive tax credits.

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“Our success with these relocating projects shows how the tax credit is working to affirm California’s status as the preferred choice for TV production,” California Film Commission executive director
Amy Lemisch said in a statement. “From the earliest days of TV, shows set in other locales have been filmed in California. We’re excited to welcome another series from New York that will generate long-term employment and economic activity here at home.”

The California Film and TV Tax Credit Program 2.0 currently has 31 TV series in various stages of production that are eligible for a tax credit. In each allocation cycle, projects are selected by jobs created, wages paid to below-the-line workers, qualified spending and other criteria.

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Ridley Scott’s ‘Strange Angel’, ‘The Orville’ Season 2 & ‘S.W.A.T.’ Among TV Projects Receiving California Tax Credits

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‘The Orville,’ ‘SWAT,’ ‘Ballers’ Score California Tax Credits

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“Ballers” will continue balling on the Golden State’s dime — as will “S.W.A.T.,” “Shooter” and “The Orville.”

The Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson series just scored another cool $6.8 million from the California Film Commission’s tax credit program. That Season 4 sum is higher than the allocation for the sophomore turn of Shemar Moore’s CBS cop drama, which landed about $6 million for its next run. Both are lower than the $8.2 million earmarked for Season 3 of USA Network’s “Shooter.”

Though surely no one from those three subsidized series are complaining, their monies don’t come close to Fox’s “The Orville” (pictured above) which will haul in $14.5 million to produce Season 2 locally. It’s not cheap to shoot in space, so this is a win/win.

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For this group, a total of $69 million in tax credits was reserved for 11 projects — which also includes three pilots and four new TV series.

The pilots are “Euphoria” (Cooler Waters Productions), “Harmony” (Touchstone Television Productions) and “Less Than Zero” (Pacific 2.1 Entertainment Group). The freshmen shows are Ridley Scott’s “Strange Angel” (CBS Studios), “The Rookie” (Touchstone Television Productions), “Untitled Peacock Project” (Hop Skip & Jump Productions) and Mark Burnett’s “Untitled Old Story Pictures Project” (Old Story Pictures).

“Television drives much of the industry’s long-term employment and economic activity, so we’re gratified to see the tax credit program help keep so much TV production here at home,” said California Film Commission executive director Amy Lemisch. “Tens of thousands of cast and crew members, as well as support service vendors, are working in California on TV projects thanks to the expanded tax credit program.”

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Here’s what all 11 projects get:

This is the third fiscal year of the 2.0 iteration of the tax credit program. Projects are selected based on their jobs ratio score, which ranks each project by wages to below-the-line workers, qualified spending for vendors and equipment, etc.

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