New application periods for California film and TV credit - Spidell

New application periods for California film and TV credit


The California Film Commission (CFC) announced that the next film and TV tax credit program (Program 3.0) is set to begin July 1, 2020. Normally, the CFC would hold the initial allocation period in May and issue tax credit allocation letters on July 1. However, due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, the CFC has delayed the initial application/allocation periods.

The new application periods for the California Film & TV Tax Credit Program 3.0 are:

  • For recurring and relocating TV series (not new TV series), the application window is from June 22–24, 2020, Phase II is from June 25–29, 2020, and the approval date is July 20, 2020.
  • For independent and non-independent feature films, the application window is from July 13–15, 2020; Phase II is from July 16–20, 2020; and the approval date is August 17, 2020.

More information on Program 3.0 can be found at:

http://film.ca.gov/tax-credit/

(Upcoming Application Dates, California Film & Television Tax Credit Program 3.0, California Film Commission (May 20, 2020); CFC Film Production Alert (May 22, 2020))