Ford v Ferrari film gets highest California incentive

A 1960s-set motor-racing movie known as Ford v Ferrari has had conditional approval for major filming incentive support from the California Film Commission.

A 1960s-set motor-racing movie known as Ford v Ferrari has had conditional approval for major filming incentive support from the California Film Commission.

The movie is set to be directed by James Mangold and is based on the true story of Ford’s attempt to take on Ferrari’s motor-racing superiority at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship.

Ford v Ferrari film gets highest California incentive
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Mangold and his team are planning to spend around $80m over the course of a 67-day California shoot and will double the state for Florida and Michigan, as well as – somewhat unusually – England and France.

As a result, Ford v Ferrari is likely to receive tax credits worth nearly $17m, the highest figure for this application window.

Coming 2 America, a long-gestating sequel to John Landis’ 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy Coming to America, has been conditionally approved for tax credits worth nearly $13m, the second biggest total on the commission’s list.

Other productions receiving filming incentive support include a new version of gangster story Scarface and Jordan Peele’s next project as director, which is currently untitled.

“While our tax credit is more modest than what’s offered by some competitors, filmmakers understand that California can still provide the best value thanks to our superior talent, infrastructure, weather and locations,” said Amy Lemisch, executive director of the California Film Commission.

California is slowly starting to attract more big-budget film production. The state has had recent successes hosting Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time and Paramount’s Transformers spinoff Bumblebee. Superhero movie Captain Marvel is currently filming in California following a major tax credit approval last summer.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in California.

Image: FreeImages.com/Mana Media

Ford v Ferrari film gets highest California incentive
Hollywood

A 1960s-set motor-racing movie known as Ford v Ferrari has had conditional approval for major filming incentive support from the California Film Commission.

The movie is set to be directed by James Mangold and is based on the true story of Ford’s attempt to take on Ferrari’s motor-racing superiority at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship.

Mangold and his team are planning to spend around $80m over the course of a 67-day California shoot and will double the state for Florida and Michigan, as well as – somewhat unusually – England and France.

As a result, Ford v Ferrari is likely to receive tax credits worth nearly $17m, the highest figure for this application window.

Coming 2 America, a long-gestating sequel to John Landis’ 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy Coming to America, has been conditionally approved for tax credits worth nearly $13m, the second biggest total on the commission’s list.

Other productions receiving filming incentive support include a new version of gangster story Scarface and Jordan Peele’s next project as director, which is currently untitled.

“While our tax credit is more modest than what’s offered by some competitors, filmmakers understand that California can still provide the best value thanks to our superior talent, infrastructure, weather and locations,” said Amy Lemisch, executive director of the California Film Commission.

California is slowly starting to attract more big-budget film production. The state has had recent successes hosting Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time and Paramount’s Transformers spinoff Bumblebee. Superhero movie Captain Marvel is currently filming in California following a major tax credit approval last summer.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in California.

Image: FreeImages.com/Mana Media

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