Fox’s “Scream Queens” is relocating production from New Orleans to California to qualify for some sweet Golden State tax credit.
Additionally, FX’s “American Horror Story” Season 6, an added “Westworld” episode and upcoming series “Good Girls Revolt,” “Shooter” and Jim Carrey-produced “I’m Dying Up Here” also get credits.
On the pilot end, “Bunker Hill,” “Citizen” and “Four Stars” were selected.
“Our success in helping five existing TV series relocate to California in less than a year illustrates the success we’re achieving with the expanded tax credit program,” said Amy Lemisch, California Film Commission executive director. “Every new TV series we attract or retain brings long-term, high-wage jobs that would otherwise go elsewhere.”
“One of the many benefits of filming in California is our wide range of locations that can double for anywhere in the world,” she added.” It’s great to once again see so many projects — including shows like ‘Four Stars’ and ‘Good Girls Revolt’ — take advantage of our diverse locations.”
The nine approved projects — out of 21 TV applicants — announced on Wednesday will generate an estimated $313 million in direct in-state spending, including $121 million in wages to below-the-line crew members, the commission said.
This time around, $37.6 million was up for grabs.