Fans may be upset about the cancellation of ABC Family’s Bunheads but some filmmakers are seeing a benefit. Variety reports that allocations for season two from the California Film Tax Credit program will now help seven new projects.
The second season of Bunheads received the sixth highest allocation of the 31 projects announced by the California Film Commission. This ensured it would receive the credit this year — if production remained in California.
Six weeks later, ABC Family decided to cancel the show so the allocated funds will go elsewhere.
Five feature films and two TV movies were moved up from the state’s waiting list but the amount of individual allocations has not been disclosed.
Producers submitted 380 applications for the state’s latest round of California’s Film and Television Tax Credit. That’s up by 18% compared to last year’s 327 submissions.