Harley Quinn movie gets California filming incentive

A movie spinoff featuring DC’s popular comic book villain Harley Quinn is one of the latest big-budget productions to get filming incentive support to shoot in California.

A movie spinoff featuring DC’s popular comic book villain Harley Quinn is one of the latest big-budget productions to get filming incentive support to shoot in California.

Margot Robbie is set to star in Birds of Prey, reprising the character she first played in David Ayer’s 2016 movie Suicide Squad.

Harley Quinn movie gets California filming incentive
Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad

In DC’s comic book canon, Harley Quinn is a powerful antihero and sometime lover of Batman's iconic nemesis the Joker.

Birds of Prey is one of 19 films to be awarded a collective $52.2m in filming incentive support by the California Film Commission.

Robbie’s project, to be directed by Cathy Yan, has been awarded $12.6m – the highest figure of this allocation window – and will spend around $60m in the state.

“We are excited to be awarded an incentive from the California Film & TV Tax Credit Program, which will allow us to produce Birds of Prey in the Golden State,” said Kelley Smith-Wait, senior vice-president of physical production for Warner Bros. Pictures.

California is beginning to attract more big-budget studio films. Superhero movie Captain Marvel recently wrapped in the state and Quentin Tarantino’s period film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is currently in production with Margot Robbie co-starring alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The state recently extended its filming incentive programme through to 2025, but authorities chose not to boost the annual film fund as advised by a Milken Institute report.

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

Images: Clay Enos/DC Comics/Warner Bros. Pictures

Harley Quinn movie gets California filming incentive
Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad

A movie spinoff featuring DC’s popular comic book villain Harley Quinn is one of the latest big-budget productions to get filming incentive support to shoot in California.

Margot Robbie is set to star in Birds of Prey, reprising the character she first played in David Ayer’s 2016 movie Suicide Squad.

In DC’s comic book canon, Harley Quinn is a powerful antihero and sometime lover of Batman's iconic nemesis the Joker.

Birds of Prey is one of 19 films to be awarded a collective $52.2m in filming incentive support by the California Film Commission.

Robbie’s project, to be directed by Cathy Yan, has been awarded $12.6m – the highest figure of this allocation window – and will spend around $60m in the state.

“We are excited to be awarded an incentive from the California Film & TV Tax Credit Program, which will allow us to produce Birds of Prey in the Golden State,” said Kelley Smith-Wait, senior vice-president of physical production for Warner Bros. Pictures.

California is beginning to attract more big-budget studio films. Superhero movie Captain Marvel recently wrapped in the state and Quentin Tarantino’s period film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is currently in production with Margot Robbie co-starring alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The state recently extended its filming incentive programme through to 2025, but authorities chose not to boost the annual film fund as advised by a Milken Institute report.

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

Images: Clay Enos/DC Comics/Warner Bros. Pictures

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