Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn Spinoff, "Birds of Prey," is the latest high-profile film to be selected for a state tax credit for filming in California.
The California Film Commission announced that 19 feature films had been selected for tax credits totaling $ 52.2 million. "Birds of Prey", a DC comics film in which Robbie revives her Harley Quinn character, receives the largest allotment of $ 12.6 million. The Cathy Yan movie is well on the way to spending nearly $ 63 million on qualified spending.
"We are pleased to have received an incentive from the California Film & TV Tax Credit Program to produce" Birds of Prey "" In Golden State, "said Warner Bros. Pictures Senior Vice President, Kelley Smith-Wait. "The project will have a large presence and create hundreds of new jobs for women and men in our industry."
Gary Oldman's historic biopic "Flying Horse" receives a $ 5 million grant, the third largest of them produced on Monday, Oldman, directs from his own script and portrays the 1
"Everyone knows that incentives are a critical part of the industry these days as we all seek and compare the best options available for each film," Oldman said. "Without the state's tax relief program, and the backing of the California Film Commission, the governor, and our legislators, it's clear we could not turn that Californian history into California." My colleagues and I are simply thrilled with the opportunity to bring this story home Other awards that were announced on Monday include Universal's "Covers" for $ 6.5 million, Warner Bros.'s "The Has Been" for $ 4.8 million, Universal & # 39; s. s "The Hunt" for $ 3.7 million, Fox "Rent – Live" for $ 2.7 million and an untitled $ 2.5 million Charles Randolph production that will double California for New York and New Jersey , Two more pictures receiving assignments – "Bullet" (originally in Philadelphia) and "Head" (originally in New Jersey) – will have their plot changed in California.
This is the first selected game round of the fourth year of the California Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0. The tax credit covers up to 25% of the film budget and previously included "Captain Marvel," "Folds in Time," "Bumblebee," "Call of the Wild," "Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." "Ford v. Ferrari" and "Coming 2 America"
The program more than tripled in 2014 to $ 330 million annually to compete effectively with incentives in New York and Georgia. It is overseen by the California Film Commission, which selects TV shows and movies in part based on the number of jobs they create. On June 27, California government Jerry Brown signed an extension of California's production tax credit program for a total of $ 1.6 billion over a period of up to 2020.
The commission announced earlier this month that the NBC comedy "Good Girls" and Horizon Scripted Television "You" are moving to California for the coming seasons and were conditionally granted tax credits totaling US $ 15.4 million -Dollar to receive. A total of 15 series have moved to the Golden State thanks to the incentive, including Amazon's "Sneaky Pete", FX's "Legion" and HBO's "Ballers".