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Come and discover the natural beauty of the Low Country and what makes Beaufort an attractive choice for film and television ventures. Pristine marshes, an undeveloped coastline. Small town settings with historic buildings. Abundant wild life and sub-tropical jungle.
Beaufort and the surrounding Low Country has been the backdrop for many feature films including "The Big Chill", "Forrest Gump" and the "Prince of Tides".
Cast and Crew Directory: http://beaufortfilm.org/CastAndCrew.pdf
New Mexico continues to offer one of the most competitive incentives package in the industry which includes a 25% or 30% Refundable Film Production Tax Credit and the Film Crew Advancement Program.
Post-production services rendered in New Mexico also qualify for the 25% Refundable Tax Credit even if the project is shot elsewhere ("Stand-Alone Post").
Located in California's picturesque Gold Country and spectacular High Sierra, Calaveras County offers a huge variety of stunning geological features, historic and agricultural settings for your production. Wide valleys, deep canyons, caves, lakes, giant sequoias, ghost towns and boutique wineries are just a few of the many features here.
The history of the area has contributed a great deal to its visual appeal. Originally settled by Miwok Indians, the area is a haven of lakes, streams, mountains, valleys and forests. When California's Gold Rush hit here in the heart of the Mother Lode, the landscape was changed by people from every corner of the world as they settled in hastily established camps in search of their fortunes.
Preserved Gold Rush towns, mining ruins, hydraulic mining and wooden flume systems rerouting water supplies permanently changed this rural landscape. Some of those settlements have remained to this day with their period architecture making charming historic downtowns with boutique shops, fine dining and wine tasting rooms. Others have fallen into ruin and are virtual ghost towns.
As the gold supply began to diminish, the people who'd discovered this place made more discoveries: of giant sequoia trees, caves and beautiful vistas. Along with outdoor recreation, they found other ways to entertain themselves including telling tall stories and betting on anything and everything. It was into this atmosphere that an adventurous young man arrived, and overhead a tale of frog jumping in the Angels Hotel.
That young man was Samuel Clemens and the story developed into his first successful short story that propelled him to fame as Mark Twain. "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras," published in 1865 was the inspiration for the annual Jumping Frog Jubilee which takes place in Angels Camp every May, attracting in excess of 50,000 people. Meanwhile, other forms of entertainment were arising locally, including the annual Calaveras County Fair, the longest running state fair in California. Eventually those two events were combined, while other festivals and events sprung up around the county.
As even hard rock mining became harder work with fewer and fewer rewards, settlers had discovered that agriculture was especially productive here due to soil rich in minerals, making the decision to make Calaveras their permanent home a possibility. This resulted in one of California's earliest winemaking regions.
To this day, Calaveras' geological attractions, elevation changes from near-sea level to over 8,000 feet , historic features and Mediterranean climate make Calaveras County a major tourist destination for those looking for authentic California. This also makes it a prime filming consideration. With four distinct seasons featuring huge displays of wildflowers and blooming dogwoods in spring, spectacular fall colors and snowy winters, Calaveras county is your go-to filming destination, and we'll help you every step of the way.
California hosts nearly 200 feature films every year and countless TV series, commercials, and documentaries. The California Film Commission (CFC) facilitates all aspects of the filmmaking process and helps prevent filming problems from occurring. A regional network of 50 local film offices throughout the state provides logistical and permitting assistance for filmmakers. The CFC also maintains CinemaScout, an on-line database that features over 4000 California locations available for filming.
California is home to the largest and most highly skilled film crews in the world; able to sustain over 100 simultaneous productions.
Film Central Florida supports film, TV, commercial productions and still photography. Our staff will assist you in processing your permits to make your filming and production easy in Central Florida's Polk County.
Central Florida Offers a Variety of Filming Locations:
Oregon offers a host of generous incentive programs to help your bottom line. Our incentive programs rebate:
- 20% of your Oregon-based goods and services
- An additional cash payment of up to 16.2% of wages paid to production personnel
Unlike other states' programs, these incentives are cash rebates as opposed to tax credits. This enables us to deliver you a check quickly and efficiently. Additionally, Oregon's lack of any sales tax on goods and services can immediately save you 7 to 8 percent.
For more information on the CASH rebates Oregon offers, visit Oregon Film.
With over 45 years of hands-on production, and an additional 20 years film industry experience, our team knows what a Producer or Location Scout needs to get the job done. The Central Oregon Film Office will assist local and visiting productions with facilitating permits, provide preliminary location scouting, and engaging the local workforce and vendor resources. We will also provide inter-agency assistance such as risk management for insurance liability and coordinate with police, fire and rescue services for the safety of the public during shoots.
Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, on the Southwest Gulf Coast of Florida in Charlotte County, is a slice of purely natural Florida. The harbor, the second largest in the state, has almost 100 miles of natural shoreline. Punta Gorda, a picturesque small town of 16,000, sits on its southern bank. In the western part of the county, 28 miles of white sand beaches line the Gulf side of several barrier islands. No building in the county is taller than five stories, giving a definite "old Florida" vibe to many parts of the county. Inland, there are wetlands and Cypress Swamps. Features produced in the county include Out of Time and Hoot.
As other destinations offer incentives from a local level up to a state-wide level, we can compete on the local level by offering attractive deals on exclusive services and housing for your crews and stars.
The Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism can assist with any questions and assistance with tourism partners that you may need. Contact Sarah Hahne or 760-322-8425.
The City of San Diego understands that productions may take place within a short planning timeframe and may involve a number of locations that include public and private property. We offer a suite of services to assist you in obtaining the proper authorization to film within the City of San Diego, while providing online resources for the local film industry.
Filming in Colorado is unforgettable. That's why several notable productions have used Colorado's new 20% rebate program, including The Hateful Eight, Furious 7, Cop Car, Being Evel, & Universal Sports Network.
To be eligible for incentives, a Colorado production company must have qualified local expenditures of at least $100,000. An out-of-state production company must have at least $1 million in qualified local expenditures (the exception being television commercials and video game productions, which must have qualified local expenditures of $250,000).
Productions must hire a workforce (cast & crew) comprised of at least 50% Colorado residents.
All productions considering a film incentive rebate must be approved and have a signed contract before beginning principal photography.
Applying: To begin the application process, submit a pre-application or consult with the film office at 303-892-3840. Our funding is limited and therefore projects will be selected on the merits set forth in the application and not on a "first come first served" basis.
Submit the Statement of Intent & Application for Conditional Approval.
Approval - each project make must gain approval from the Colorado Economic Development Commission at a designated monthly meeting. The schedule can be found here
Register or confirm Good Standing with Colorado Secretary of State
Contract - A fully executed contract must be completed before incurring expenses eligible for the rebate
During Production: Colorado Residency Declarations â€“ this form must be used during the course of production activities to maintain proper records of the percentage of Colorado residents employed on the production.
Set-Up Colorado Withholding - Colorado income tax must be withheld for wages to be considered a qualified local expenditure (issuing 1099's is not sufficient proof of withholding). If non-resident cast or crew members are being claimed as an eligible expenditure, Colorado income tax must also be withheld.
After Production: Audit - The production company must retain a Colorado Certified Public Accountant to review and report in writing, and in accordance with professional standards, the accuracy of the financial documents of expenses incurred during Colorado production and figures reported in the Film Incentive Proof of Performance. The CPA must review Expectations for CPA Audit.
Submit a Film Incentive Proof of Performance
Download the Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media logo for end credit acknowledgement.
Additional Materials - Please refer to the Film Incentive Proof of Performance Checklist for other materials that must be submitted
For more information or to see Legal links, please visit: http://coloradofilm.org/incentives/incentive-procedure/
Colorado Springs is a beautiful world-class city that has historically inspired artists and poets from around the world. Most notably known as "America's Mountain", Pikes Peak precipitated the creation of the song "America the Beautiful" written by Katharine Lee Bates in 1893 as she stood on the summit of Pikes Peak.
Nestled in the foothills beneath Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs is a thriving city with a downtown business district of modern high-rise buildings and wide side streets all splashed against the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.
With a wealth of sprawling ranches, abandoned mines and unique rock formations amongst alpine splendor, locations are easy to come by in an area of rich history and immense beauty.
We are the statewide contact for motion picture, television and digital media production and serves as liaison between production companies, state agencies, municipalities, production facilities, local crew and vendors.
- Hundreds of diverse locations and convenient image banks that make location scouting easy.
- Experienced film staff who can identify the locations that fit your script
- Staff to facilitate every aspect of production and connect you to the resources you'll need.
- Talented crew and support personnel, including students from U-M's Department of Schreen Arts and Cultures; School of Art and Design; and School of Music, Theater, & Dance
- A large and diverse pool of extras to choose from
- Reasonable daily permit and locatin rental fees
- Housing and hospitality assistance for your cast and crew
- A convenient location - Ann Arbor is just 30 minutes from Detroit Metro Airport and 45 minutes from downtown Detroit
LMGI members now get 20% total of invoiced services.
Film Wisconsin is a 501(c) (6) non-profit organization, that works with the Department of Tourism and other community partners to highlight the benefits of our state to the entire film and multimedia community. It is run primarily by a volunteer team of industry professionals that has a passion for filmmaking and multimedia production here in Wisconsin.
Film Wisconsin took the lead in developing the state's original incentive legislation that was signed into law in 2006, after receiving overwhelming bi-partisan support by the state's Legislature. These incentives were reduced and then ultimately eliminated in subsequent budget cycles. Film Wisconsin is now actively working to find new and innovative ways to grow and expand this incredibly dynamic industry and encourage the positive economic and social impact that it can create.
LOCATIONS: No general permits are required for filming in Wisconsin and location fees are generally modest. Special Events Permits, when required, are used for closing a street or some other public facility. Permits may be required in City, County & State Parks and Forests. The Film Office can advise on specific requirements.
The Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit provides a refundable tax credit against the corporate franchise or income tax for motion pictures produced in Ohio.
Eligible productions must spend a minimum of $300,000 in the State of Ohio and may include:
- Feature-length films
- Documentaries (long-form, specials, miniseries, series and interstitial television programming)
- Interactive websites
- Sound recordings
- Music videos
- Interactive television
- Interactive games
- Any format of digital media
The Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit provides a refundable tax credit that equals 30 percent of in-state spending and wages on eligible productions.
FilmDayton promotes and markets the nine county region, in order to recruit and facilitate the production of film, television, commercials, corporate videos, music videos, and documentaries, as well as emerging forms of media. Film Commissioner Lisa Grigsby explains, " in simple terms, the film commission acts as a concierge service for productions interested in using the Greater Dayton region as a backdrop." It's been a long time coming, but as FilmDayton Board President Shaunn Baker shares, "the commission has been a goal since the organization started in 2008, and I'm glad we've finally made it happen."
The Dayton Region has many assets ready to help make your film successful! We understand your needs for a location big enough to get the job done right, but small enough to offer accessibility, affordability, and authenticity.
- Ohio's tax incentive program saves you money.
- FilmDayton helps get you the permits and connections you need. Check out our FREE Production Permit.
- Location, location, location: At the crossroads of Interstates 70 and 75, Dayton is convenient for talented cast and crew from Cleveland, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Columbus, and other Midwestern cities. Plus - the Dayton International Airport is within 90 minutes by air to 55% of the country's population, ideal when a quick flight is necessary.
- Need to set up an office ASAP? FilmDayton works with local property owners to get you the space that fits your needs. Complete our Production Office Questionnaire and let us connect you.
- Dayton is home to talented local cast and crew, and FilmDayton helps keep their skills strong with ongoing professional development workshops. Plus, Wright State University - based in the Dayton Region - can boast one of the top Film Production Programs in the country. These talented students and graduates can support your project.
- Don't break the bank on lodging, food, transportation, and other expenses that fluctuate with location. Dayton's cost of living is 27% lower than the U.S. average - which lets you spend a little more on the things that really matter for a successful film. Let us help negotiate some great deals for you.
- Need a city skyline? Maybe a farmhouse on a large empty field? Need secluded woods? Need urban grit, suburban neighborhoods or historic elegance? The Dayton Region can provide all this and more - most within a 20 minute drive! See our locations database.
- PLUS - you get a little hometown charm. Your cast and crew can either blend into daily life for anonymity or enjoy the accolades they deserve when out and about.
California Film & TV Tax Credit Program - AB 1839
Assembly Bill 1839, the California Film & Television Job Retention and Promotion Act, is run and maintained by the California Film Commission.
For more information:
Film and Television Tax Credit Program 2.0 Applicants: IncentiveProgram2@film.ca.gov
Film and Television Tax Credit Program Applicants: IncentiveProgram@film.ca.gov
In today's highly competitive, global entertainment production market, our services help the Los Angeles region retain its status as the entertainment production capital of the world.
The Fort Lee Film Commission can assist in location scouting, expediting police and parking requirements, and providing information on sites available for shooting. Fort Lee, NJ is the birthplace of the American film industry and the first American film town. Here studios such as Universal and Fox were born in the early 20th century. Fort Lee, NJ was the center of film production from 1908 trough WWI. Alice Guy Balche's, the first woman director in world cinema history, built her studio Solax here in 1912 and directed, produced and wrote hundreds of films here before women in America had the right to vote.
We can provide one stop shopping for any filmmaker, large or small, who wishes to use our varied locations, from the cliffs of Fort Lee's Palisades, birthplace of the Cliffhanger, to our residential streets and parks.