Supernatural TV series South of Hell to film on location in South Carolina
New supernatural TV series South of Hell will film on location in Charleston, South Carolina. The drama will be the second major TV series to film in the state following legal drama Reckless, which was cancelled after just one season.
Filming will make use of a sound stage originally set up for the Reckless shoot and could benefit the local economy to the tune of USD 30 million, reports local outlet Live 5 WCSC. The Reckless production team spent USD 10 million filming on location in Charleston over the course of a six-month shoot and spent nearly USD 7 million on employee wages alone.
South Carolina offers several filming incentive programmes, including a 25% rebate on employee wages and a 30% rebate on locally-purchased supply costs.
As a filming location, South Carolina has in recent years been overshadowed by its neighbour North Carolina. The northern state has offered a generous 25% tax credit and secured high-profile shoots including Iron Man 3, the first Hunger Games movie and TV series like Banshee, Under the Dome and Sleepy Hollow. The balance could shift, however, as North Carolina will be downgrading its filming incentive to a grant system from January 2015.
South Carolina also faces major competition from neighbouring Georgia, which has become one of the main production hubs in the US. Atlanta is now a top filmmaking city and offers several world-class studio facilities.
America’s overall production landscape is likely to shift next year when California boosts the annual fund for its own filming incentive programme.
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