The California Film Commission last month selected 11 TV productions to receive the $82 million in credits, including four TV series that moved to California from other states. Among them are “Veep,” the HBO political comedy, which moved from Maryland, and FX’s “American Horror Story,” which relocated from Louisiana.
De León cited the relocating shows as evidence that the new tax credits are working.
The jury is still out on whether the new program succeeds in bringing back large feature films to California. Even with the new incentives, California still faces heavy competition from Georgia, Louisiana, Canada and Britain. The application period for features is scheduled for July 13-25.
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