‘Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels’ To Truly Film In L.A., Thanks To Tax Credits

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Showtime’s upcoming Los Angeles set version of Penny Dreadful is actually going to film in the City of Angels, thanks to lucrative tax credits from the State of California.
The Daniel Zovatto, Natalie Dormer and Nathan Lane starring Penny Dreadful: Cit…

Planned Amazon HQ2 In New York, Suddenly In Limbo, Gets Renewed Push By Governor And Mayor

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio aren’t often on the same page, but the two political leaders have gotten in sync to implore Amazon to make good on plans to build a new headquarters in Queens.
The “HQ2&#8221…

Showtime’s ‘SMILF’ Facing Probe From MA Politicians Over Civil Rights Violations

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A little over 48 hours before the second season of SMILF debuts, the Showtime series finds itself under siege from Massachusetts politicians seeking an “independent investigation” into allegations of “harassment, civil rights violations and unfair labo…

Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Pumps Up Local Production

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Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood doesn’t come out until July 26 but the flick is already a hit in Los Angeles.
Production of the Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino and Leonardo DiCaprio starring Manson era movie in the City of Angels …

Patrick Stewart’s ‘Star Trek’ Series, ‘Mayans M.C.’ & ‘Why Women Kill’ Score Tax Credits From California

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On Star Trek: The Next Generation, Patrick Stewart’s Capt. Jean-Luc Picard was well known for telling his first officer to “make it so.” Well, it seems that the California Film Commission has followed the Enterprise commander’s order to the lucra…

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

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LeBron James had a good night on Sunday with 51 points in the L.A. Lakers’ 113-97 victory over the Miami Heat, but the Space Jam 2 star is having a very good Monday morning thanks to California’s film and television tax credits program.
Officially conf…

‘Timeless’ Gets Film Commission Bragging Rights, Even Though It’s Cancelled

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Three full years into its $330 million annual expanded tax credits program, the California Film Commission has a fair amount to brag about, but Timeless probably shouldn’t be one of them.
Having filmed in Vancouver for its first season and then r…

Gary Oldman’s ‘Flying Horse,’ Margot Robbie’s ‘Birds Of Prey’ & Ben Affleck’s Has-Been’ Among 19 Films Snaring California Tax Incentives

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The day after Comic-Con wrapped up, one of Batman’s craziest nemesis, an Oscar winning former regular in Christopher Nolan’s Caped Crusader franchise and the current Batman himself were among the big winners of the latest allocation of feature film tax…

Los Angeles On-Location Filming Down 5.2% In Q2, But FilmLA Says Tax Credits Are Working

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles slid 5.2% in the second quarter of 2018compared to the same time period last year. The downturn comes after a strong first quarter, but a dismal 2017, when  feature films, TV pilots and reality shows all hit f…

MPAA Cheers Passage Of New Jersey Film And TV Tax Credits

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MPAA chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin praised New Jersey’s passage last month of aggressive new film and TV production incentives, saying the new rules have unlocked interest from a range of major producers.
In a statement today, Rivkin saluted Ne…

NBC’s ‘Good Girls’ & Lifetime’s ‘You’ Relocating To Cali Thanks To Tax Credit

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Just days after Gov. Jerry Brown inked an extension of California’s $330 million film and television tax incentive initiative to 2025, the program is welcoming Good Girls and You to the Golden State.
Pegging its progress in no small part to the rich pi…

Hollywood Unions, MPAA Lau 5-Year Extension Of California Film Incentives Program

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UPDATED with MPAA statement: Gov. Jerry Brown signed a a five-year extension of California’s film incentives program Wednesday, extending the state’s production tax credit system to 2025. The move will provide an additional $1.65 billion to quali…

Jerry Brown Keeps California’s $330M Film & TV Tax Incentive Alive Until 2025

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With less than six months before his successor is elected, California Gov. Jerry Brown today extended one last gift to Hollywood with the signing of his last state budget and legislation to continue the $330 million film and television tax credit progr…

California’s $330M Film & TV Tax Incentive Poised For Extension To 2025

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Five more years of California’s annual $330 million in film and television incentives took a big step forward today. A rare unanimous vote in the state Senate in Sacramento passed legislation designed to extend the lucrative program until 2025.
However…

Anti-Sex Harassment Provision Added To Bill To Extend California’s Film Incentives

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An amendment to a bill that would extend California’s $330 million-a-year film incentives program would for the first time require applicants to submit a written policy against sexual harassment. If approved by the Legislature and signed by the governo…

New Jersey’s $425M Tax Plan Aims To Get State Back In Film And TV Game

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After seven years without offering tax incentives for film and TV production, New Jersey is poised to implement aggressive new benefits to producers that would be worth up to $425 million over five years. Proponents and observers of the humming product…

‘Ford Vs. Ferrari’, ‘Coming To America’ Sequel, ‘Scarface’ And ‘Deadwood’ Movie Among New State Tax Credit Recipients

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20th Century Fox’s Ford vs. Ferrari directed by James Mangold, the Eddie Murphy-starring sequel to Coming to America and Antoine Fuqua’s reimagining of Scarface are among the big-budget feature films to score allocations in the latest California Film and Television tax credit drawings. Jordan Peele’s new film and HBO’s Deadwood movie also scored conditional funding slots in the latest round unveiled today.
The round totals nine projects, including seven studio-based films…

Amazon’s ‘Sneaky Pete’ Expected To Get A Season 3 After Securing California Relocation With TV Tax Credit

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Amazon’s Sneaky Pete will move production from New York To California for what now is likely its upcoming third season after being conditionally approved for $9.2 million worth of Golden State tax credits, highlighting the latest round of TV project allocation from the state’s expanded Film & TV Tax Credit Program.
The California Film Commission’s latest TV application period, held February 12-16, was open only to relocating series and recurring series already accepted…