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To facilitate filming in the Pittsburgh area, the PFO provides information on the region, locations, vendors, and crew; and coordinates government and business offices in support of a production. It also serves as a conduit for information, providing assistance to local filmmakers and the local film industry throughout the region.
For almost 100 years directors have been filming in Placer County, from Charlie Chaplin to Coppola to Spike Jonze. To continue that tradition our office provides location assistance, free county film permits, local resources, and community support to help expedite the pre-production and production process.
We're located just over an hour flight from Los Angeles in Northern California, just east of San Francisco.
Our diverse locations extend from 90' to over 9000, all within 90 miles. From the snowy slopes and sapphire and emerald waters of Lake Tahoe to flat, rural Mid-Western farmlands there are a wealth of locations from which to choose: white water rapids and rivers, hi tech firms and architecture, small towns, vistas, and vineyards (Wise Villa Winery was named top winery of the year at the 2015 California State Fair). We also have the highest bridge in California, and all types of roads and homes. We double nicely as a cross-section of the US (The Muppets, HBO's Cinema Verite), and in the springtime you can often film four seasons in one weekend!
Proud member of the Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS) since 2005.
The incentive has three tiers based on spend:
5% for $250,000 - $1 million
10% for $1 million - $3.5 million
20% for $3.5 million & up
Opportunities to film not only throughout the Rio Grande Valley but also in towns across the border, such as Reynosa and Progreso.
The RGV film commission includes all of Hidalgo, Willacy, Starr and Cameron Counties to serve for your filming location.
Over 330 days of sunshine and warm temperatures year around make our area ideal for filming
The RGV has many of the amenities of a big city but with the charm of a small town.
Why film in the Rio Grande Valley?
The Rio Grande Valley is located in the southern most region of the state of Texas. Located on the U.S. - Mexico border, the Rio Grande Valley is a culturally rich area. Once an agricultural community, this area has evolved into a growing metropolitan region. According to the Forbes list of fasting growing cities in the United States, the Rio Grande valley is an ideal market for up and coming businesses and entrepreneurs. With an array of scenic attractions, the Rio Grande Valley attracts tourists year round.
From the beaches of South Padre Island, to the historic birding center in Roma, the Rio Grande Valley is visually entertaining. And, with a combination of the new and the old, and eleven different ecosystems, the Rio Grande Valley can substitute for many different regions. As an additional benefit, labor costs are very low.
There may be both state and local permits that need to be acquired when filming. The state permits required by the State of Texas can be found on Governor Rick Perry's website. Also, each city in the Rio Grande Valley will vary in the permits one needs to obtain, but we will help you to obtain what you require for each step of your filming process.
No location fee at any County owned property.
No TOT tax when filming in an unincorporated area of the County.
We will coordinate your film permit by phone or email. Our team of film permit experts will expedite a concise application, provide you with the necessary insurance and film permit requirements, solve any problems, keep you up to date of the process, and deliver the permit in a timely manner.
Santa Barbara County boasts historic estates and modern mansions, formal gardens, both urban and remote and untouched beaches, historic ranches and small towns, massive dunes and so much more.
We have been shot for Italy, France, India, Africa, Mexico, Afghanistan, and many more places--
We are here to serve you: anything else you need, please don't hesitate to ask. We can and do assist with everything from scouting and photography to intergovernmental liaison.
The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office offers Georgia production incentives up to 30 percent of your Georgia production expenditures in transferable tax credits.
The program is available for qualifying projects, including feature films, television series, commercials, music videos, animation and game development.
Georgia Tax Incentive Highlights:
20 percent base transferable tax credit
10 percent Georgia Entertainment Promotion with inclusion of Georgia logo on approved projects
$500,000 minimum spent to qualify
No limits or caps on Georgia spend, no sunset clause
Both resident and non-resident workers' payrolls and FICA, SUI, FUI qualify
No salary cap on individuals paid by 1099, personal service contract or loan out
Travel and insurance qualify if purchased through a Georgia agency or company
Original music scoring for projects produced in Georgia qualify
Post production of filmed-in-Georgia movies and television projects qualify
For more information on Georgia's tax incentives click here.
Savannah Entertainment Production Incentives
In addition, Film Savannah offers the Savannah Entertainment Production Incentives that includes two distinct incentives:
Cash rebates for feature films and televisions series for qualified productions.
Relocation expenses reimbursement of up to $2,000 per household for qualified moving expenses for qualified applicants.
More information available here: http://www.savannahfilm.org/incentives/
The Savannah area boasts a wealth of locations including the nation's largest historical district, an evergreen urban forest & unique and timeless coastal and rural settings. Being the first planned city in the U.S., Savannah has retained its original layout with 22 public squares, quaint brick streets, and an architectural timeline which dates back to 1733. Period locations abound that easily double 19th century U.S. or European cities, and our marshes and swamps have often played as Southeast Asia.
The area boast local tax rebates in addition to Georgia's tax incentives which are among the top in the nation.
Savannah's growing infrastructure, supplemented with regional resources make filming here economical.
Savannah is a film-friendly community with cooperative local governments and agencies. Most permits are free and are issued or coordinated through the Film Office.
Some free locations such as a closed prison, City Jail, and a 52,000 seat stadium just to name a few
Get up to 30% back on your production expenditures in Louisiana and an
additional 10% on your Louisiana resident Labor.
20% on all out-of-state Wages;
30%+ on Supplies
South Carolina offers many forms of television and film production incentives. Combine our cash rebates and film tax incentives to get the best value for your production.
Go here to learn more: http://www.filmsc.com/incentives/default.aspx
Within our state you'll find people like no other. Our friendly and talented crew will go out of their way to make your project succeed. With no personal or corporate income tax and our cost-effective services, South Dakota makes for easy and reliable filming.
We look forward to making your project a success.
- locating sites and/or resources to match script requirements and packaging those locations in a visual presentation.
- acting as a liaison between filmmakers and public/private domains to secure filming locations.
- providing information on various production needs such as lodging, food services, labor, props, transportation and state laws and guidelines.
create a sun-soaked, waterfront and seaside setting that is compact, film-friendly
and a nature lover's paradise...
Our businesses and residents are friendly, hospitable and eager to help make productions
easy and successful.
We are 28 miles from the Mexican Border and the length of the Island is bordered
by the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Laguna Madre (Bay) on the other.
The South Padre Island Film Commission is a division of the South Padre Island CVB
The following information is reprinted from the Oregon Film Office website with permission and edited only where Southern Oregon specifics apply.
OregonFilm.orgThe Oregon film incentive programs are administrated by the Governor's Office of Film & Television. To apply, or for more details please call the office at: 503-229-5832 or visit http://oregonfilm.org/incentives.
State of Oregon
In addition to the strength of its industry resources, Oregon also offers a host of generous incentive programs to help your bottom line. The incentive programs administered by the Oregon Film Office offer a rebate of 20% of your Oregon-based goods and services, and 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. Combine these rebates with the fact that Oregon has NO SALES TAX and you'll be seeing green both on-screen as well as on your cost reports.
For a list of frequently asked questions regarding the incentive program please click: INCENTIVES FAQ
Oregon Production Investment Fund
The Oregon Production Investment Fund offers qualifying film or television productions a 20% cash rebate on production-related goods and services paid to Oregon vendors and a 10% cash rebate of wages paid for work done in Oregon including both Oregon and non-Oregon residents. (The labor portion of this rebate can be combined with the Greenlight Oregon program for an effective labor rebate of 16.2%. See next section for details.) A production must directly spend at least US $750,000 in Oregon to qualify. There is no per production cap.
Administrative Rules (PDF)
OPIF Production Rebate Application (PDF)
Oregonians: Click here for information on how to contribute to the OPIF Fund for tax credit
Greenlight Oregon Labor Rebate
The Greenlight Oregon Labor Rebate offers productions that spend more than $1 million in Oregon a cash rebate of up to 6.2% of Oregon-based payroll. This rebate can be combined with the Oregon Production Investment Fund incentive for an effective rebate of 16.2% on qualifying production payroll.
Labor Rebate Application for Certification (PDF)
Labor Rebate Admininistrative Rules Application, Certification and Withholding (PDF)
Labor Rebate Admin Rules â€” Payment of Rebates (PDF)
Implementation of the Greenlight Oregon Program was funded in part with Oregon Lottery Funds administered by the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department.
Indigenous Oregon Production Investment Fund (i-OPIF)
The 2009 Oregon legislature passed SB863 which created the "Indigenous Oregon Production Investment Fund (i-OPIF)." The i-OPIF program provides the same rebates of 20% of goods and services and 10% of Oregon labor for films produced by Oregon filmmakers who spend a minimum of $75,000 but not more than $750,000 on their project. Other requirements will apply. The program is now in effect and applications are being accepted.
i-OPIF Administrative Rules (PDF)
i-OPIF Application Form (PDF)
No Sales Tax
And when we say "no sales tax" we don't mean "a sales tax waiver in some categories as long as you fill out some paperwork". Oregon has no sales tax on anything, which equates to no upfront costs for your production, no records to keep and no administrative hassles trying to get a sales tax refund. Like our scenery, it's kind of refreshing isn't it?
Fee-free State Parks, Cities and Counties
Fee Free CitiesOregon State Parks will waive filming fees in exchange for acknowledgement in the credits or other scenarios that would be beneficial to the parks. There are more than 200 parks around the state, encompassing over 96,000 acres of incredible Oregon scenery and 362 miles of Pacific shoreline.
There are also currently 20 cities and 2 counties that are "Fee Free" locations (PDF).
Southern Oregon's film-friendly business atmosphere includes a wide variety of hotels and business apartment rentals that offer highly competitive rates.
Lodging Taxes Waived
Lodging taxes are waived for rooms held longer than 30 days.
No Jurisdiction for SAG Extras
In Southern Oregon, a film that is using SAG actors in speaking roles does not need to use SAG extras.
OPIF Contribution For Tax Credit
Since 2012, the OPIF tax credit sale has been moved to an online auction system. You can find the current information about the tax credits and any upcoming auction opportunities on the OPIF Tax Credit page
OPIF Tax Credit Statutes from HB 3672
Spokane is located on the eastern edge of Washington where sunshine mixes with a myriad of rural and urban settings. From historic neighborhoods to quaint western towns, rugged mountains to pristine lakes, national forests, raging rivers and miles of winding roads though golden waves of wheat... the Inland Northwest is a perfect location for productions of every type and every size. Within the region you'll find historic buildings and ultra modern architecture. Tumble-down barns along with 21st century farm equipment. Luxurious resorts border rustic ranches. "Wherever you turn, there's something great to shoot" a location manager commented recently.
An experienced production workforce makes your project easy and affordable, with talented location managers, producers, directors and trade professionals who call our region home for its quality of life and easy access to creative projects. Additional crews and equipment are available from Seattle, a short 35 minute flight or four hour drive from Spokane, but a world away in terms of cost and workability.
The Spokane Film Office will make your location scouting easy with 24-hour turnaround upon request for preliminary location photos, permit applications and more. In fact, we regularly provide same day digital photo service, posting location options on the web to make scouting a breeze and minimize your pre-production costs. Our film friendly city and region offer new, simplified permitting as well as reasonably priced services, making eastern Washington and the Inland Northwest a great choice for your next project.
This local incentive program pays an agreed-upon amount to qualifying production companies in return for specific promotional commitments to the St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida, area. Grants typically range from $5,000 to $250,000.
Recent films to utilize this incentive are Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Random Tropical Paradise, and Paying Mr. McGetty.
Attract filmmakers to Pinellas County
Increase the length of stay of filmmakers and out-of-town crews
Increase the number of room nights occupied by crews
Generate a favorable profile of this area among decision-makers within the filmmaking industry and media content creators. The county and a production company will evaluate destination exposure, resort tax revenue, and how the area may be promoted as a filmmaking region. Upon agreement, and a contract, the county will pay the production company the agreed upon amount.
Destination exposure may be evaluated partly or entirely upon the following criterion:
Portrayal of the destination
References to the destination in the story
Featuring natural attractions, landmarks or significant key locations
Citing in the film's credits, as agreed between the film commission and film producers
Appearances or testimonials from film or TV principals on behalf of the area for use on our website.
Taped testimonials or discussion of the destination on the DVD by director, producers and/or talent
Partnerships on joint public relations campaigns for film promotion
Film premiere marketing and hosting opportunities
St. Pete/Clearwater is part of the greater Tampa Bay production center, thus offering the wide resources of a metropolitan region as well as the amenities of a close community.
The film commission participates in direct marketing and trade missions at major film markets, festivals and tradeshows in North America and Internationally. Film SPC supports local signature Film Festivals. These events showcase the area to out-of-town Producers and Filmmakers helping to bring new production to the area. Additionally these events are a major tourism draw for the St. Pete Clearwater area.
Film SPC fosters industry development with free workshops, an online production guide and location database. The Film Commission is focused on creating Branded Digital Media Content and Industry Development of in-Destination Digital Media Content for YouTube, Vimeo, Hulu, Amazon, and other digital platforms.
All productions needing a permit can easily apply online at our website. Film SPC helps productions find locations, crew and all needed support services.
Film SPC has a local film incentive program. Film, TV, digital media, music videos and more are eligible for the development marketing partnerships. The goal of the incentive is to provide exclusive destination exposure for St. Pete/Clearwater as an area with a growing reputation for filmmaking and television programming, great locations, and excellent crew and equipment resources. Without a State Film Incentive Program, the focus is on Feature Films under $1 million, Digital Projects, Web series and high profile Music Videos. Larger film budgets can benefit by shooting a portion of the film in the area and still receive the incentive.
St. Petersburg Clearwater is a blue-sky, sun-drenched getaway home to 35 miles of white sand beaches, including TripAdvisor's No. 1 Beach in 2016. Off the beach is St. Pete, named one of the Top 52 Places to Visit in 2014 by The New York Times---in large part because of its world-class art scene, which features the acclaimed Dali Museum and Chihuly Collection.
The Film Tax Credit Program provides incentives to qualified production companies that produce feature films, television series, relocated television series, television pilots, films for television, and/or incur post-production costs associated with the original creation of these productions.
Eligible production can receive refundable credit of up to 30% of production costs incurred in New York State.
Additional credit may be available for productions with budgets over $500,000 in select NYS Counties.
The following guidelines are required to qualify for NYS Film Tax Credit Program:
Production must be a feature length film, television series, or television pilot. Productions with budgets of $15 million or more and owned by a publically traded entity must shoot 10% of principal photography shooting days at a qualified production facility. (Television Pilots, and independent productions with budgets of $15 million or less are exempt from this rule)
Television Pilots must film a minimum of one day of principal photography at a QPF. Productions with budgets of $15 million or less and independently operated must film a minimum of one day at qualified production facility. If a production will be filming at multiple production facilities, then 75% of total incurred costs related to filming at production facilities must be incurred at qualified production facility. If QPF requirements are met the following requirements must be met to qualify for pre-production, production, and post-production credit:
If expenditures at QPF total $3 million or less, then 75% of location shoot days (shoot days not filmed in a production facility) must be filmed in New York State. If expenditures at QPF total more than $3millon then all qualified expenditures incurred during production in New York State are eligible for credit. Detailed information and applications can be located
Huntington Beach is a Film Friendly Community, and because of that we've taken measures to ensure that your filmmaking process is a smooth, efficient, and enjoyable one.
Our ten miles of coastline offers a variety of amazing looks - from our beautiful municipal pier to the rocky cliffs of dog beach. We allow cars on the beach for driving shots, have ample coastal parking, and of course, we're the perfect spot to film a surf scene. But there's much more than just the beaches! We invite you to browse through the many location galleries available on our website; we think you'll be surprised by what you find!
The Huntington Beach Film Commission is proud to offer free assistance to film, television, photographic and commercial productions working within the City. With an understanding of the filming process and a thorough knowledge of Huntington Beach, we help productions take advantage of a City that has much to offer filmmakers.