COCOA BEACH, Fla. – The Space Coast appears to be losing out on a television series because the Florida Legislature didn't add to its pool of money for film industry incentives.
The proposed TV series "Cocoa Beach," based on a book by NBC space correspondent Jay Barbree, instead could go into production in another state.
The state offers tax credits to companies shooting motion pictures, television shows, commercials and digital media productions like video games in the state. Florida allocated $296 million in incentives for the program in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Local 6 contacted the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity regarding the show, which replied that the show "was conditionally certified for a film incentive earlier this year but has since withdrawn their application for a film incentive."