Los Angeles, CA – A coalition of entertainment unions and guilds believe the latest round of productions selected to receive the California Film and Television Production Credits underscore the ongoing importance of the program.
Based on information provided by these projects it is estimated that they will spend more than $683 million in California, including nearly $265 million in wages, and will employ an estimated 5,700 cast and crew members.
This marks the fourth year of the state incentive, which aims to keep productions filming in California, in turn employing union members in the state. Arguably, this has been the largest and most competitive year for projects in consideration for the incentive with The California Film Commission receiving a record 322 applications; nearly double the applicants from 2011.
We welcome the jobs that will be created by this year’s allocation. The California production incentive ensures that our members can continue to work in California’s heritage industry–entertainment and that our business can continue as an integral part of our state’s economy as it has been for almost 100 years. The numbers released today by the California Film Commission represent real people, members of our Guilds and unions, who will benefit from employment on these productions. We applaud the fact that all that is made possible because of the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program.
For more information California Film and TV Production Credits, contact the SAG-AFTRA office in Los Angeles, CA.