The binge-worthy Netflix series ‘Ozark,’ set at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, is shooting for Season 2 soon, but a long ways from Lake of the Ozarks and Missouri.
On Monday, Nov. 13, Backstage.com put out a casting call for extras to appear in the series, which was expected to shoot Nov. 20, 21, 29, or Dec. 7 in Atlanta, Ga. Extras are being paid $100 for eight hours of work, plus overtime.
The ‘Ozark’ crew did shoot some at Lake of the Ozarks for Season 1, and locals report members of the production team spent a significant amount of time at the Lake—whether for leisure or inspiration—in the months leading up to the first season’s shooting. In late August, the crew shot scenes on the Bagnell Dam Strip.
But the majority of ‘Ozark’ is being shot in Georgia, and that’s because the state has crafted massive tax incentives for production companies. Among them: a 20 percent base transferable tax credit, with an additional 10 percent uplift to that tax credit if the film includes the Georgia logo or otherwise works out a custom marketing agreement with the state. A “transferable” tax credit means if the company’s tax credits outweigh the company’s tax liability, the company can sell the remaining credits to another entity that owes state taxes.
From Netflix’s Media Center: For Ozark, executive producer and director is Jason Bateman, with executive producer/writer Chris Mundy, and executive producers Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams. The series is produced by Bateman’s Aggregate Films in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix, and was created by Dubuque and Williams.