DATE: January 16, 2017
California Film and TV Tax Credit Program 2.0
Upcoming Application Window: February 10-17, 2017
Application Window for TV Projects: Non-Transferable Tax Credits

February 10 - 17, 2017

1.  Relocating TV Series
2.  TV Projects - New TV Series, TV Pilots, MOWs, Mini-series, Recurring TV Series.  (Note: All pilots and new TV series require pick up orders.)

Applications are ranked within categories (TV Projects vs. other TV Projects; Relocating TV vs. other Relocating TV) based upon their "jobs ratio" score.

Projects that rank in the top 200% (double the number of projects for which funding is available) will be notified by February 21, 2017 to submit Phase II documents.


On-line Application portal will go live Friday, February 10, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. and will close on Friday, February 17, 2017 at midnight. The CFC will be closed the weekend of February 11-12 with no telephone support available; please plan accordingly.

Applicants should begin to prepare their budget and materials early. You will need a completed and tagged budget in order to fill out the application.

Be sure to carefully read the Budget, Tagging, & Tracking Tips for your project type so that you can accurately tag your budget. Credit Allocation Letters will be issued March 20, 2017. No costs qualify prior to that date.

Jobs Ratio Calculator  tool is available to assist you in preparing details for the application.
Applicants should prepare all materials listed in the Checklist as you will be required to submit these within three days if your application is selected.


The informational documents listed below are available on the CFC website. It is strongly advised that applicants review each document prior to project budgeting and scheduling. 

 About the California Film Commission
The California Film Commission (CFC) enhances California's status as the leader in motion picture, television and commercial production.
A one-stop office for filmmakers, the Commission supports productions of all sizes and budgets. In addition to managing the Film & Television Tax Credit program, services include an extensive digital location library, free online permitting, low cost use of state properties as shooting locations, and production assistance.
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