Application Window for TV Projects:
Non-Transferable Tax Credits
1. Relocating TV Series
2. Recurring TV Projects ONLY
Recurring Series are TV series, Relocating TV series in their second season in California, or series from pilots that have previously received a Credit Allocation Letter.
: Due to the success of Program 2.0 in attracting television production to California, the California Film Commission (CFC) will not
be accepting applications for any n
ew TV Series, TV Pilots, MOWs, or Mini-series during the May application window in order to accommodate the anticipated recurring TV applications. Funds
available for Relocating TV series.
Program 2.0 mandates the CFC to give first priority for available credits to recurring projects that have previously received a credit allocation. Priority is determined by the year of the original application with the oldest projects having 1st priority*. If further prioritization is necessary, the applications will be ranked according to the Jobs Ratios in the most current applications.
The CFC will make every effort to notify applicants if they will receive a reservation of tax credits by June 22, 2018. Credit Allocation Letters will not be issued until July 1, 2018. Any qualified expenditures prior to July 1, 2018 do not qualify.
* For applications received on or after January 2016, priority is determined by the
fiscal year of the original credit allocation
Applications are ranked within categories (recurring TV Project vs. other Recurrring TV Projects; Relocating TV vs. other Relocating TV) based upon their
Applicants are measured against their specific applicant pool and as such, each jobs ratio minimum is specific to those types of productions during a specific allocation period.
Along with detailed information about the
jobs ratio ranking
process available on the CFC website, a jobs ratio
is also available to assist applicants in determining Jobs Ratio.
The portal will go live Monday, May 21, 2018 at 8:00 am and will close on Friday,
May 25 at 12 noon.
Applicants should begin to prepare their budget and materials early. A completed and tagged budget is needed in order to fill out the online application.
Applicants should prepare all materials listed in the
as these materials are required for submission within three days if application is selected.
PROGRAM DETAILS AVAILABLE ONLINE
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.