Atlanta. Chicago. New Orleans. Wilmington, N.C. Austin, Texas. Albuquerque, N.M. Ireland, Hungary and Puerto Rico. These are among the locales that TV producers and actors have to be prepared to call home, at least temporarily, if they are fortunate enough to land a primetime drama series.
The sharp rise in the number of states wooing TV productions with lucrative tax incentive coin has cost California dearly in terms of its market share of primetime drama series lensing.