With millions of dollars being spent in the local economy each year by the film and television industry, the City of Santa Clarita has put a lot of emphasis on being “film-friendly” with such practices as streamlined permit process, non-bureaucratic approach and low fees to make the Santa Clarita experience a good one for production companies. Click here to see who films in Santa Clarita.
Recently as part of its 21-Point Business Plan for Progress, the City added incentives to the list of reasons to film in Santa Clarita becoming one of the first and few cities to do so.
…At a time when government services are getting slashed and workers furloughed, most municipal governments around the country aren’t inclined to give up a revenue opportunity, no matter how small.
Not so in Santa Clarita, which is taking the unusual step of subsidizing film permits and location fees for productions that do most of their filming in the suburban community north of Los Angeles. The incentives also offer partial refunds of hotel taxes paid by production companies for workers…
Last year alone, City officials stated the economic impact of filming in the Santa Clarita Valley to be approximatly $20 million.