The California Film Commission (CFC) will hold its first television application period for fiscal year two under Program 3.0. Due to the success of the program and the number of recurring series already accepted into the program, this allocation will not be open to New TV Series. Only Recurring TV Series applications will be accepted during this application period. If more funding is approved for Relocating TV Series by the legislature prior to the application window, the CFC will accept Relocating TV Series applications.
All submitted budgets should exclude any costs prior to the Credit Allocation Letter (CAL) issuance date of July 19, 2021. Recurring TV Series may submit applications without pick-up orders but CALs will only be issued to those projects with pick-up orders. Recurring TV Series have 140 calendar days to submit pick up orders or the series will be removed from this allocation queue and the series will need to reapply in a future allocation period. Relocating TV Series are required to supply a pick-up order.
Applications for additional TV episodes for a current TV series in the program should be indicated by adding ".5" to the season, e.g., "TV Series Title 1.5." A pick-up order is also required for all ".5" applications. Once accepted, the back-order episodes will receive a new queue number, Credit Allocation Letter, and require a separate Agreed Upon Procedures.
RECURRING TV SERIES
- Application: June 14-16, 2021
- Phase II: June 17-21, 2021
- Approval Date: July 19, 2021