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‘Teen Wolf’ Takes $11.09 Million as Top California Tax Credit

'Major Crimes' allocated $9.1 million

The fourth season of MTV’s “Teen Wolf” will receive $11.09 million, the highest of the 31 new allocations from California’s Film and Television Tax Credit program, in which TV series take the lion’s share.

Teen Wolf,” which has been relocated from Georgia, topped Warner Bros. “Major Crimes” with the second-highest allocation at $9.1 million followed by a pair of Horizon series — “Rizzoli & Isles” with $8.55 million and “Pretty Little Liars” with $8.04 million.

The California Film Commission, which administers the four-year-old program, disclosed the allocations Wednesday. It had announced the selections on Tuesday. “Teen Wolf” received a $10. 4 million state credit last year, the second largest allocation after $12.1 million for “Body of Proof,” another relocated series.

The new round of tax credits will not be released to the producers until after production is completed and an audit has established that the production funds were spent in California.

CBS Studios’ “King & Maxwell,” which is relocating from Vancouver, is receiving the fifth highest 2013 allocation with $6.2 million, followed by the fifth season of “Justified” with $5.9 million.

Warner Bros.’ “Entourage” movie was seventh on the list with $5.85 million, receiving the highest allocation among the 14 features selected, followed by the second season of “Bunheads” with $5.82 million, the third seasons of “Perception” at $5.74 million and “Switched at Birth” with $5.42 million, the second seasons of “Lost Angels” with $4.89 and “Hit the Floor” with $4.21 million and the fourth season of  “Franklin and Bash” with $4.03 million.

Turner’s “Murder in the First” was the 14th highest with $3.56 million followed by Viacom’s “Dirty Laundry” at $3.43 million.

Only two features besides “Entourage” were allowed more than $2 million — CLE City’s “Solid State” with $2.5 million and Blumhouse Prods.’ “Purge 2” with $2.25 million.

Close to Home’s TV movie “Roll with It” received $1.69 million and five features received more than $1 million: Lionsgate’s “The Wash” with $1.61 million, Kim Olsen’s “Mission Blacklist” with $1.57 million, Sunset’s “Sweetwater” with $1.29 million, Blumhouse’s “Stranded” with $1.26 million and Anonymous Content’s “The Meddler” with $1.17 million.

Half a dozen features received under $1 million — Fantasy Prone’s “The Dating Game Killer” with $998,000; Lava Bear’s “Intrusion” with $856,000; Cortez Brothers’ “Bordering on Love” with $823,000, Anonymous Content’s “Shangri-La Suite” with $552,800, Protocol’s “Havenhurst” with $529,000 and Capitol Arts’ “Steel and Stilettos” with $357,000.

Rafina Limited’s TV movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Love” received $435,000 and Protocol Entertainment’s TV movie “Babycakes” received the smallest total with $335,000.

California’s credits — a maximum of 25% of the budget with a $75 million eligibility limit for features — are far smaller than those offered by other states and foreign countries.

California producers submitted 380 applications for the state’s latest round of tax credits — up 18% from last year’s 327 submissions. A total of 11 TV series that had previously received the credit — “Pretty Little Liars,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Justified,” “Franklin & Bash,” “Hit the Floor,” “Major Crimes,” “Switched at Birth,” “Bunheads,” “Lost Angels,” “Perception” and “Teen Wolf” – continued to do so in the new round.

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