“Birds of Prey,” “Flying Horse” Get Tax Credits

Birds Of Prey Flying Horse Get Tax Credits

The California Film Commission has revealed that nineteen feature films had been chosen for tax credits totaling $52.2 million, with the DC Comics adaptation “Birds of Prey” starring Margot Robbie receiving the lion’s share.

Robbie reprises her Harley Quinn role in the film which will receive $12.6 million in credit for shooting in California. The Cathy Yan-directed film is on track to spend nearly $63 million in state qualified expenditures.

Gary Oldman penned and directed “Flying Horse,” a historical biopic about 19th century photographer Eadweard Muybridge, is also receiving a $5 million allocation. Also doing well was “Covers” at Universal with $6.5M, “The Has Been” at Warners with $4.8M, “The Hunt” at Universal with $3.7M, and FOX’s “Rent: Live” at $2.7M.

The tax credit covers up to 25% of a film’s budget with films like “Captain Marvel,” “A Wrinkle in Time” and “Bumblebee” previously benefitting from the program.

Source: Variety