Tax Credit Program 3.0

Application
Guidelines
Jobs Ratio Ranking

Program Statistics

# of Projects Approved

Total California Expenditures

Total Tax Credits Allocated

TV Series Relocated to CA

Cast and Crew Hired

Statistics cover Programs 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 as of March 1, 2021. Data is updated on a regular basis.

Helpful Tools

Out-of-Zone County Tags
Suggested tags for filming in specific counties outside the 30-mile zone. Learn More.
Regulations

Approved projects must abide under specific Regulations on or after the date of the Credit Allocation Letter. Learn more.

Audit

An Agreed Upon Procedures Report (AUP) must be performed by a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who meets specific qualifications. Learn More.

How to Utilize Tax Credits

Non-Independent tax credit recipients are limited to a cap of $5 million with offsetting state income tax liability and a $5 million cap with offsetting Sales and Use tax liability.  Learn more.

Regional CA Incentives

A list of California jurisdictions offering tax credits. Learn More.

Statute

Senate Bill 878 (link to download PDF)

Tutorials and Frequently Asked Questions

Filmmaker Feedback

“Adam [McKay] and I are thrilled to be able to participate in the California Film Commission tax credit program for our HBO series about the Los Angeles Lakers. We couldn’t imagine filming this show anywhere else and we’re happy that HBO has the additional support from the state to help ensure this show stays local.”

 


Kevin Messick, Producer
Untitled Showtime Lakers Project

“We are thrilled to be part of the new Program 3.0 and to be able to base Losing Clementine production in California. We searched other locations, but thanks to the tax credit we can film here at home where the story is set.”

 


Renee Tab, Producer

“As a project with many trans and other gender non-confirming creative team members, cast and crew, it was essential for ‘Moonshadow’ production to be based in a progressive state. California’s tax credit program is making it possible for us to generate jobs and production spending here at home while working in a supportive environment.”

 


Jude Harris, Executive Producer

Approved Projects

The listings pertain only to approved applicants accepted into the Tax Credit Program on or after July 1, 2013.

These lists – subject to change and are updated periodically – were last updated on August 17, 2020.

program 3.0
Program 2.0
program 1.0

California Film Commission
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Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tel: 323.860.2960 | 800.858.4749
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