Another TV Series Leaves Atlanta to Film in Los Angeles

Another TV production leaves Atlanta, Georgia for Los Angeles.

In under a month after the California Film Commission $100 million Film and TV Tax Credit program in a lottery, has picked up several new programs. Including the upcoming FOX's Beach Boys and Universal's Scarface reboot. These are two out of 11 feature films getting a piece of the $100 million incentives. But, another production is jumping ship from Atlanta and moving to Los Angeles. BET's Being Mary Jane will be moving from Atlanta to Los Angeles for its upcoming third season thanks to California's tax credits. Being Mary Jane’ centers on Mary Jane Paul, a successful TV news anchor who runs into modern day experiences that men and women can both understand and engage in. This intense drama shows Mary Jane juggling her life, her relationships, and her personal commitments. Now the series will find a new home in Los Angeles instead of the Peach state. Gabrielle Union's BET drama just received a green light to film a second season a few months ago, and according to reports the show will also receive a third. The TV and Film Commission has revealed that a total of 26 productions will receive cash from California's Film and TV tax credits. That is 26 out of a record 497 applications. According to Deadline, here is the full list of shows and movies that will receive funding and will film in Los Angeles: ca-film-tv-tax-credit-chart-2014 This 100 million dollar incentive is a movement by California representatives to reclaim productions that have left the state and film in places like Louisiana and Georgia. This would be the third show in the last two years that has left Atlanta for Los Angeles. Previously, MTV‘s Teen Wolfwas filmed in Atlanta, Georgia but was later filmed in Los Angeles. It was reported in June that BET's 'Let's Stay Together' will film in Los Angeles.  As it is right now, 26 projects at least have the go ahead to make their movie or show in California. Increasing the amount offered for incentives can make a real difference, according to Paul Audley, president of Film LA: “California’s current incentive program makes it hard to attract and retain new pilots and TV series. The data make plain why an expanded film incentive is needed to bring this part of the industry back.” Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.

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