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Featured this week in the Hollywood Reporter, 22 tax credit projects were announced as part of the second and final feature film allocation for year two of Program 2.0. From those 22 film projects, 10 will be filmed at least partially outside the Los Angeles 30-Mile Zone, spreading production throughout the state.

The application period was held from January 2-13 and a total of 93 applications vying for the $100 million in tax credits were received. The Hollywood Reporter article reports “based on data provided with each application, the selected projects (14 from non-independent production companies/studios, eight from independent production companies) are on track to spend a total of $800 million in state, including $300 million in qualified wages to more than 4,000 crew and castmembers.”

Speaking to the publication, California Film Commission Executive Director Amy Lemisch said, “Thanks to the expanded tax credit program, we’re now on a path to win more and more battles in the fight against runaway production. Welcoming another big-budget feature and creating jobs across the state are great news for California.”

2016 was a record year for feature film production as reported by FilmL.A., nonprofit organization and official film office of the City and County of Los Angeles. FilmL.A. provides streamlined permit processing and production planning services to filmmakers and comprehensive community relations, marketing services, film policy analysis and more to local governments. They work to attract and retain film production in Greater Los Angeles.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES Newsletter from the week of 2/13/2017. Read this issue and more.