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‘American Crime’ Relocating Production to L.A.

American Crime” will relocate to Los Angeles from Austin, Tex. The ABC show is among 11 TV series to obtain California tax credits in the latest round of the $330 million annual program.

The California Film Commission also announced that the series “Citizen” (Paramount Television), “Famous in Love” (Horizon), “Pitch” (Twentieth Century Fox), “Pure Genius” (Universal), “Rebel” (MarVista Entertainment) and “This is Us” (Twentieth Century Fox) obtained credits in the latest round. All are first season shows that were picked up from pilots that received a previous credit.

“Code Black” (ABC Studios), “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CBS Studios), “Rosewood” (Twentieth Century Fox) and “Veep” (Second in Command Prods.) will also receive credits. They are recurring series that received previous allocations.

A total of $65 million was allocated in the latest round, which was restricted to recurring TV shows, relocating series and first season projects that were picked up from pilots that received credits.

“Year two of our expanded program is off to a very encouraging start as we welcome a sixth relocating TV series,” Amy Lemisch, executive director of the California Film Commission, said in a statement. “It’s also great to host another long-term project like ‘American Crime’ that is set elsewhere.”

The list of projects may be revised if a production drops out.

The film commission said that the 11 projects will generate an estimated $464 million in spending in the state, including $171 million in wages to below-the-line crew members.

According to FilmLA, on-location television production in greater Los Angeles increased 19.1% in the first quarter of 2016, a jump that they credited in part to projects lured by the tax credit. Pilot production was up by 2.7%.

“We are making sure that Angelenos are practicing their craft in L.A. again; they’re spending money in their own neighborhoods; they’re laying their heads down on their own pillows at the end of the day,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement. “Production is booming, and we’re going to keep it that way.”

The tax credit program was more than tripled in size in 2014 to $330 million annually. The process of awarding credits also shifted from a lottery, to a system in which applicants are weighed on their ability to generate crew wages.

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