Birds of Prey, starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, among 19 films to receive $52.2 million in tax credits

Margot Robbie-starrer Harley Quinn spinoff film Birds of Prey is among the 11 studio pictures and eight independent feature films that are going to receive $52.2 million in tax credits under California’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0

FP Staff July 25, 2018 19:44:28 IST
Birds of Prey, starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, among 19 films to receive $52.2 million in tax credits

The California Film Commission announced on 24 July that 11 studio pictures and eight independent feature films are going to receive $52.2 million in tax credits under California’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0, states a report by The Hollywood Reporter.

Of the 19 films that got selected for the tax credits, the biggest name happens to be Warner Bros' upcoming spin-off film on Harley Quinn titled Birds of Prey that stars Margot Robbie in the lead role.

Birds of Prey starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn among 19 films to receive 522 million in tax credits

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Facebook

According to THR's report, California’s Credit Program 2.0 includes a five per cent tax credit uplift for film and TV projects that are shot 30 miles outside the usual Los Angeles area.

“We are excited to be awarded an incentive from the California Film & TV Tax Credit Program, which will allow us to produce Birds of Prey in the Golden State. The project will have a large footprint and create hundreds of new jobs for women and men in our industry,” said Kelley Smith-Wait, Senior Vice President, Physical Production, Warner Bros. Pictures, quotes THR.

Apart from Birds of Prey, among the other studio projects, six films — Bunker, Covers, The Has Been, Flying Horse, The Hunt and Cry, Baby — have decided to shoot outside the aforementioned 30-mile LA zone. And among the eight independent features, five namely —
Black and Blue, Blackbird, Drunk Bus, Revenge and YesterNow — intend to do the same.

It is reported that around 43 film projects had applied for California's Tax Credit Program 2.0 when the application window had opened on 18 June through 22 June, further adds the THR report.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Robert Redford's son, filmmaker and activist James, dies of liver cancer aged 58
Entertainment

Robert Redford's son, filmmaker and activist James, dies of liver cancer aged 58

Robert Redford's publicist said in a statement Monday that the 84-year-old father is mourning the death of James Redford with his family during this “difficult time.”

Jeff Bridges reveals he's been diagnosed with lymphoma; says 'prognosis is good'
Entertainment

Jeff Bridges reveals he's been diagnosed with lymphoma; says 'prognosis is good'

Channeling his The Dude character from The Big Lebowski, Jeff Bridges says "new s**t has come to light" and he will start his treatment for the same.

Soumitra Chatterjee's health is 'improving gradually', has 'no new complications', say doctors
Entertainment

Soumitra Chatterjee's health is 'improving gradually', has 'no new complications', say doctors

Doctors say the condition of Soumitra Chatterjee, who was admitted to a Kolkata hospital on 6 October, has improved and is responsive to the treatment