With $1M in tax credits, show filmed in N.C. leaves for Hollywood

With $1M in tax credits, show filmed in N.C. leaves for Hollywood

“Secrets and Lies,” an ABC series that filmed its first run in Wilmington, plans to take its jobs and investments to California.
That’s in spite of the fact that North Carolina still owes it $1 million in the form of tax credits.
The series has been accepted into California’s tax credit program, says Guy Gaster, director of the N.C. Film Office. The show didn’t even submit a request for a piece of the $10 million grant North Carolina split between its incentivized productions this year, according to state commerce records. But, in return for spending about $4.6 million on its pilot episode, the production company was able to submit a claim for more than $1.1 million in tax credits to the N.C. Department of Revenue under the now-expired tax credit program.
And, as that was only one episode, Gaster points out that the show is likely owed additional credits from the state, since it filmed 10 episodes during their North Carolina tenure.

Courtesy of the Triad Business Journal

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