Santa Clarita is having a strong year for the local film industry

With the end of the City of Santa Clarita’s fiscal year, the film office recorded record numbers across all categories, generating more than $40 million in economic impact.

During the fiscal year, the Santa Clarita Film Office issued 627 permits, leading to 1,729 days of filming, resulting in an estimated economic impact of $43.9 million to our local community as of July 1, 2021 as of June 30, 2022.

Prior to the pandemic, the best fiscal year on record was 2017-18, with 560 permits issued, 1,377 filming days recorded and an estimated economic impact of $33 million.

Since then, there has been an 11% increase in permits, a 25% increase in shooting days, and a 30% increase in estimated economic impact compared to 2017-18.

Aside from the previous two pandemic-hit years, this is the seventh consecutive fiscal year that the Santa Clarita Film Office has recorded over 500 permits, over 1,300 shooting days and $30 million or more in economic impact. estimated generated.

The increase comes in part from the city’s movie incentive program, the movie ranch overlay area, low-cost permit fees and expedited permit processing, and the California tax credit for cinema and television.

TV shows filmed in Santa Clarita last year include “The Afterparty”, “Cesar Millan: Better Human, Better Dog”, “CSI: Vegas”, “Good Trouble”, “Holey Moley”, “NCIS”, ” Mayans MC”, “The Old Man”, “Promised Land”, “SWAT”, “Westworld” and “Wipeout”.

Other shows that were filmed on location in Santa Clarita last year included “9-1-1”,

“9-1-1: Lonestar”, “American Horror Stories”, “Dead to Me”, “The Dropout”, “Euphoria”, “Hacks”

“Hell’s Kitchen”, “Impeachment: American Crime Story”, “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, “The Offer”, “Pam and Tommy”, “The Patient”, “Perry Mason”, “The Rookie”, “Rutherford Falls” ,” “The SEAL Team,” “The

List of terminals” and “This is us”.

Feature films shot in Santa Clarita include ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ and ‘Kimi’, ‘9 Bullets’, ‘Amsterdam’, ‘Breaking’, ‘Dog’, ‘Jackass Forever’, ‘King Richard’, ‘North de The 10”, “Purple Hearts” and “Wildflower”.

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