California’s recently expanded film tax credit program appears to be having the desired effect. The Los Angeles Times reports that six TV shows that have been filming outside the state want to relocate to California and have applied for the credits.
“The California Film Commission said six relocating TV series applied for $27.6 million in filming incentives during the first application period, May 11-17,” the Times reports. “Another 31 projects applied for $55.2 million in film and TV tax credits available for new series, miniseries, movies of the week and TV pilots.”
The commission indicated it is reviewing the applications, and did not disclose the names of the shows.
The Times report notes: “The FX television series ‘American Horror Story’ is among the TV series that have moved back to Los Angeles. Ryan Murphy’s hit horror anthology series, which has been filming in Louisiana, is expected to begin shooting its fifth season, ‘Hotel,’ in early July.”
The initial application period was for TV projects, with the next period under the new program, set for July 13-25, to focus on feature films and independent project, the report notes.