×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

California Film Tax Credit Selections Total 28 of 380 Applications

Applications up 18% from 2012 total

A total of 28 productions have been selected to receive California’s Film and Television Tax Credit — the same number as was selected last year.

California producers submitted 380 applications for the state’s latest round of California’s Film and Television Tax Credit — up 18% from last year’s 327 submissions.

The California Film Commission, which administers the program, disclosed the numbers Monday after conducting a lottery to determine the 28 productions to be selected. After notifying the recipients, it will disclose the selections on Tuesday.

Past recipients of the credit include Oscar Best Picture winner “Argo,” “Gangster Squad,” Halle Berry indie feature “The Hive” and TV series “Body of Proof,” “Rizzoli & Isles” and “Pretty Little Liars.”

With only $100 million in credits available annually and features with budgets over $75 million not eligible, demand far exceeds supply with less than 10% of applications receiving the credit. And a significant amount of the $100 million is  already committed to TV series that are continuing to shoot in California and have been selected in previous rounds, which have seen a total of $400 million doled out so far.

Last year’s selections included studio features “Nina,” “To the Dogs Part 1” and “Dunderheads”; indie features “Bachelorette Party,” “Decoding Annie Parker,” “Lovelace,” “Lowdown,” “The To Do List,” “To Believe,” “Trust Me,” “Untitled Project G,” “Vocal Chords of Freedom”; TV series “Franklin & Bash,” “Hail Mary,” “Justified,” “Men of a Certain Age,” “The Nine Lives of Chloe King,” “Perception,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Switched at Birth,” “The Protector”; a pair of relocated series — “Body of Proof,” which moved from Rhode Island,” and “Teen Wolf,” which moved from Georgia; and telefilm “The Metro Gardeners.”

California’s credit is smaller than those of rival states with a maximum of 25% of the budget.

Gov. Jerry Brown (pictured above) approved signed a two-year $200 million extension of the program last fall. Those funds will be doled out in June, 2014 and June, 2015.

More Film

  • Carol Burnett

    Carol Burnett's Mother-Daughter Story 'Carrie and Me' in Development as a Movie

    Carol Burnett’s bestseller “Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story” is in the works as a movie at Focus Features with Burnett, Tina Fey, Eric Gurian, and Steven Rogers producing. Burnett will produce through her Mabel Cat Productions with Fey and Gurian under their production banner Little Stranger along with Rogers (“I, Tonya”). The sibling [...]

  • Contract Placeholder Business WGA ATA Agent

    Writers Guild Plans for Agency Pact Expiration: 'There Will Be Difficult Moments'

    Leaders of the Writers Guild of America have sent members contingency plans for the possible expiration of its agency franchise agreement on April 7 — and admitted that it may be a rocky road. Members received the letter Tuesday from the guild’s negotiating committee as the WGA and agents were about the hold their seventh [...]

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    Entertainment One, Universal to Partner on Home Entertainment

    Entertainment One and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment have signed a multi-year, multi-territory distribution agreement. UPHE will serve as the home entertainment distributor of eOne’s offerings across both physical and digital formats. The pact covers film, television, and select family content and includes all sales, marketing, and distribution, spanning the U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, Spain, Australia, [...]

  • Will Smith Jada Pinkett Smith

    AFI, Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation Launch Second Young Women in Film Intensive

    The AFI Conservatory and the Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation have partnered to launch the second annual Young Women in Film Intensive. The AFI Campus in Los Angeles will host 45 high school girls for an eight-week filmmaking workshop, where students will receive mentorship from current fellows and working professional alumni of the AFI [...]

  • Paul Davidson

    The Orchard Head Content Executive Paul Davidson Steps Down

    At the finish line of its sale to 1091 Media, distributor the Orchard’s film and TV head Paul Davidson is parting ways with the company. In an amicable split, the creative executive addressed staff in person and in a company-wide memo on Tuesday in New York City to inform them of his decision. “While I [...]

  • Ava DuVernay Toby Emmerich Michael Douglas

    Ava DuVernay, Toby Emmerich, Michael Douglas to Speak at Produced By Conference

    Ava DuVernay, Toby Emmerich, and Michael Douglas will speak at the Producers Guild of America’s 11th Produced By Conference. The event will be held on June 8-9 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. Other notable speakers include Netflix executive Cindy Holland; Blumhouse producer Marci Wiseman; “Homecoming” showrunners Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz; Entertainment One [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content