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California Film Commission Awards Tax Credits

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After receiving a record number of applications, the California Film Commission announced June 4 that it has awarded tax credits to 14 features, 14 TV series, and three movies of the week.

The $100-million incentive program designed to stop runaway production successfully lured the TNT series “King & Maxwell” from Vancouver, British Columbia, and MTV’s “Teen Wolf” from Atlanta. (The latter relocated last year and kept its “relocating” classification.) The list of features receiving the production incentive included Warner Bros.’ “Entourage,” based on the HBO series; “Purge 2” from Blumhouse Productions; and Lionsgate’s “The Wash,” about a car wash run by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

The commission estimated that these projects will spend more than $771 million in California and employ an estimated 2,980 cast members, 3,730 crew members, and 80,680 extras/stand-ins.

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