Ugly Betty Moving to Big Apple

Series moves to take advantage of new tax credit
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2008 5:55 PM CDT
In this image released by ABC, America Ferrera, stars as Betty Suarez, left, in a scene with Lindsay Lohan, during a taping of ABC's "Ugly Betty", scheduled to air on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at 8   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) Ugly Betty, long set in New York, will now be shot there too, ABC News reports. The series is moving production to the Big Apple because of the financial incentives of a new state film tax credit. The expanded tax, announced last month by Gov. David Paterson, raises the percentage of eligible production costs from 10% up to 30%.