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- 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.
The Orlando region covers Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties and the City of Orlando, extending over 4,012 square miles. Rolling hills, wild swamps and jungles, unspoiled pastures and great bodies of water paint a diverse landscape that can fit almost every location need. The Gulf of Mexico to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east are approximately a one-hour drive away. There are urban pockets, quiet suburbs, and winding roads leading to rustic, small towns. In the midst of it all, palatial estates, ranging from Georgian to Mediterranean, outline well-manicured golf courses and more great bodies of water.
There are no other requirements to be elegible, as long as the money comes from outside Panama.
Welcome to the filming destination of your dreams. With year-round warm weather, diverse locations, expert local support, and production services and accommodations that are easy on the bottom line, Florida's Paradise Coast is Production Paradise.
Bigger than some states, Florida's Paradise Coast offers a broad array of choices for shooting. Located in Southwest Florida, the region is composed of three main areas: Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades. You'll find broad white sand beaches and piers, quaint Mediterranean-influenced architecture, a charming downtown, historic districts, farms and ranchlands, Native American culture, unique wildlife, and subtropical wilderness. We are the western gateway to the Everglades National Park and we also have the Fakahatchee State Preserve and the Big Cypress National Preserve in our backyard.
Arriving in the Paradise Coast is surprisingly easy by either interstate or plane. Accommodations range from world-class beach and golf resorts to elegant boutique hotels and charming beach rentals, so you can find the best lodging for the best value.
The Paradise Coast Film Commission is a full-service agency, ready to help make productions run smoothly, on time and on budget. From permitting to location scouting to support services and accommodations, we will help ensure your production is a success.
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.
20 % cash-back on all expenses
In Quebec, the tax credit is based on all expenditures and the producer is not required to release the film in Quebec. This tax credit corresponds to 20% of all expenditures, with no prescribed limit, paid to Quebec residents or Quebec companies.
At the federal level, you get an additional tax incentive of 16%, net of any assistance, of eligible labour expenditures within Canada (CISP).
Also, a in partnership with the Major Events Office, the City of Quebec offers a 30% discount on the cost of city services provided during filming.
Quebec City offers the charm of European scenery, magnificent landscapes and winter views. Its Film and Television office, as part as the Major event Office, works closely with producers to help facilitate and coordinate their film and television productions by offering quotes, location scouting, a pool of skilled technicians and workers, issuing filming and parking permits and coordinating city services.
- 20 % cash-back on all expenses
- 16 % Labor-based computer-aided special effects and animation & Shooting of scenes in front of a chroma-key screen activities.
- No minimum spend, no caps
In Quebec, the tax credit is based on all expenditures and the producer is not required to release the film in Quebec.
This tax credit corresponds to 20% of all expenditures, with no prescribed limit, paid to Quebec residents or Quebec companies.
For digital special effects (VFX) and computer animation, a 16% tax credit enhancement is added, on extended eligible labor. Equally, filming in front of a green screen is included in the credit enhancement.
At the federal level, you get an additional tax incentive of 16%, net of any assistance, of eligible labour expenditures within Canada (CISP).
YOUR TOTAL EFFECTIVE TAX CREDIT COULD REACH UP TO 38.4%. For further details, please contact us at 514-499-7070 or toll free at 1-866-320-3456.
Please visit our website : http://www.qftc.ca/tax-incentives/information/
The Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) is a non-profit organization that contributes to the development and competitiveness of Quebec as a world-class multi-screen production centre. As an economic development agency, its mission is to generate investment in Quebec by relying on competitive tax incentive programs, the expertise of industry members, architectural diversity, the quality of infrastructure and the industry's ability to export its products to foreign markets.
The QFTC receives support from its Prestige Partners: National Bank, IATSE 514, the Place d'Armes, Intercontinental, Ritz Carlton and Corporate Stays hotels, Technicolor and Miller Thompson, as well as assistance from various federal, provincial and municipal governmental departments.For more details www.qftc.ca
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