‘American Horror Story’ returns to Los Angeles to take advantage of tax credits

LOS ANGELES — The California Film Commission released its final list of productions receiving tax credits for the inaugural fiscal year of the Film and TV Tax Credit Program 2.0.

All nine selected television productions will be shot in Los Angeles — amounting to an estimated $313 million in direct in-state spending, including $121 million in wages for below-the-line crew members. The selected shows include “American Horror Story“, “Westworld”, “Good Girls Revolt”, and “Scream Queens”, which will be the fifth series to relocate to LA since the tax credit was implemented. Production of “American Horror Story” returned to Los Angeles last year to take advantage of the new tax credit after filming three seasons out of state. Its last season produced approximately $55 million in direct in-state spending, and paid out an approximate $21.5 million in salaries to below-the-line employees.

“The California film and television tax credit program is fighting back against runaway production and delivering results for the heart and soul of the industry. We are committed to those who swing hammers, run cable, and serve food on set so they can pay the bills and contribute to our economy,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “The inaugural year of this tax credit proves that production is alive and well here in Los Angeles: it will generate an estimated $1.7 billion in direct in-state spending, including $659 million in below-the-line wages. I fought hard to ensure that L.A. remains the creative capital of the world, and am proud that our city is home to the best in entertainment.”

Image courtesy of FX

Source: Mayor Garcetti’s office

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