Jul 10, 2024

California Jobs First: Five new television projects to film in California through state’s tax credit program

What you need to know: Across 438 filming days in California, the new projects will spend an estimated $386 million in the state during their upcoming seasons, directly supporting local businesses and employing 15,869 background performers – measured in days worked, 1,196 crew members, and 685 cast members.

SACRAMENTO – As part of the California Jobs First initiative, the California Film Commission (CFC) today awarded $58 million in tax credits to support five television projects through the state’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program. These productions – a recurring series, a limited series, and three new series – are expected to generate approximately $386 million for California’s economy across the 438 filming days occurring throughout the state.

“California’s iconic entertainment industry continues to create jobs in our communities while fostering creativity and economic growth. Through this tax credit program, we’re keeping thousands of jobs here in California and helping the industry expand in the state.”

Governor Gavin Newsom

The projects receiving awards today include 20th Television’s legal drama “All’s Fair,” Faith Media Distribution’s “Lot Patrol,” HBO Original Drama Series “Latitude,” and more.

What Colleen Bell, Director of the California Film Commission, said: “We are pleased to see these new projects taking advantage of California’s unparalleled resources and talent pool. During the first half of 2024 alone, the Film and Television Tax Credit Program has attracted twelve new and one relocating television series to California, creating essential jobs for the industry and sustaining the livelihoods of thousands of cast and crew members. It’s a testament to our resilience and the critical role of film and television in our state’s economy.”

Learn more about today’s awards here