California extends filming incentive to 2025

California has extended its filming incentive support through to 2025 with the state’s annual film fund remaining static at $330m.

California has extended its filming incentive support through to 2025 with the state’s annual film fund remaining static at $330m.

The programme was set to expire in 2020 so the five-year extension will help reassure the US screen sectors and particularly TV producers planning longer-term stays in Los Angeles.

California extends filming incentive to 2025
Hollywood

“We are glad that California will remain the home of film and television production, and our members look forward to being able to work and be with their families at the same time,” said the California Film & Television Production Alliance in a statement.

California’s filming incentive has helped boost the regional industry over the past two years and has been broadly successful across the production sector, but the state still routinely loses out to other parts of the country and the world when it comes to big-budget studio features.

Hollywood movies A Wrinkle in Time, Top Gun: Maverick and Captain Marvel have been among the movies to get the most substantial filming incentive support for California shoots since the programme got a boost two years ago.

However, the state still favours TV production and faces stiff competition from Georgia and New York that support big-budget productions more readily.

A recent report from the Milken Institute made various recommendations to help California lawmakers attract more Hollywood features, including lifting the incentive’s annual film fund closer to $430m.

American feature producers are likely to continue favouring Atlanta, New York and London over Los Angeles while the basic finances and structure of California’s incentive support remain as they are.

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

Image: FreeImages.com/Mana Media

California extends filming incentive to 2025
Hollywood

California has extended its filming incentive support through to 2025 with the state’s annual film fund remaining static at $330m.

The programme was set to expire in 2020 so the five-year extension will help reassure the US screen sectors and particularly TV producers planning longer-term stays in Los Angeles.

“We are glad that California will remain the home of film and television production, and our members look forward to being able to work and be with their families at the same time,” said the California Film & Television Production Alliance in a statement.

California’s filming incentive has helped boost the regional industry over the past two years and has been broadly successful across the production sector, but the state still routinely loses out to other parts of the country and the world when it comes to big-budget studio features.

Hollywood movies A Wrinkle in Time, Top Gun: Maverick and Captain Marvel have been among the movies to get the most substantial filming incentive support for California shoots since the programme got a boost two years ago.

However, the state still favours TV production and faces stiff competition from Georgia and New York that support big-budget productions more readily.

A recent report from the Milken Institute made various recommendations to help California lawmakers attract more Hollywood features, including lifting the incentive’s annual film fund closer to $430m.

American feature producers are likely to continue favouring Atlanta, New York and London over Los Angeles while the basic finances and structure of California’s incentive support remain as they are.

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

Image: FreeImages.com/Mana Media

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