Filmstrip and Money
An expanded film and TV tax credit program is expected to generate $1.7 billion in direct spending in California in its first full year, with much of the new production taking place in Los Angeles.

For the final reporting quarter, all nine selected television productions will be shot in Los Angeles. That equates to an estimated $313 million in direct in-state spending, including $121 million in wages for below-the-line crew members. The selected shows include American Horror Story, Westworld, Good Girls Revolt, and Scream Queens, which will be the fifth series to relocate to LA since the tax credit was implemented.

Mayor Eric Garcetti, an early champion of expanded credits, called it a win for the heart and soul of the industry. “We are committed to those who swing hammers, run cable, and serve food on set so they can pay the bills and contribute to our economy," the mayor said. “The inaugural year of this tax credit proves that production is alive and well here in Los Angeles.”

EWDD’s functions include administration of the city’s Film Liaison Office. For more information about EWDD and the film industry, visit our Filming Incentives page.


This story is part of EWDD UPDATES, News from the week of 3/7/2016. Read this issue and more.