As we begin the first full year of California's Film & Television Tax Credit Program 2.0, a total amount of $330 million dollars in tax credits will be allocated. Last years' incentive program was a mixture of the old $100 million program with an added $230 million in funding from the 2.0 program. The $100 million program limited what productions could apply for a tax credit. The full 2.0 program is far more diverse and expected to draw a much more varied and lucrative production selection to the state.
For the second year in a row, California is the top state in the nation for film production. But the share of movies being shot in the Golden State fell from 21 percent in 2014 to 17 percent last year, a new study found.
Case Study: Rosewood
Television shows like Dexter, CSI Miami and Nip/Tuck all have two things in common: they were fictionally set in Miami, but filmed in Los Angeles and Orange County. This year, Fox’s new show Rosewood joins this list. Rosewood is a police procedural drama that focuses on Dr. Johnny Rosewood, the owner of one of the top independent crime labs in the country.