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- 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.
Up to 29% cash rebate
Can take advantage of both
Minimum spend - $250,000
Shoot a sunrise and sunset in the same day
$2.5 minimum per calendar year
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.
For more information, visit http://www.clevelandfilm.com/incentives/
Pennsylvania will provide up to a 25% Film Production Tax Credit for film production expenses incurred in the Commonwealth. In order to qualify for the tax credit, 60 percent of the total production expenses must be incurred in Pennsylvania. A qualified PA expense is a production expense that is subject to PA taxes. There are no per project minimums and no per project caps. Qualified projects will be awarded credits available under the $60 million tax credit. Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received.
Projects eligible for tax credits under the Program include: the production of a feature film, a television film, a television talk or game show series, a television commercial, a television pilot or each episode of a television series intended as programming for a national audience.
Applications may be filed no sooner than 90 days prior to the start date of principal photography in the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth will be reviewing and approving application packages within a 90 day period: July 1st through September 30th; October 1st through December 31st; January 1st through March 31st; and April 1st through June 30th.
FREE USE OF STATE-OWNED PROPERTY
Except for extraordinary activities, no department or agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may charge a fee or other cost, except the actual costs incurred by the affected department or agency, for the use of State-owned property for the purpose of making commercial motion pictures.
Since 2014, The Greater Erie Film Office (GEFO) has been Northwestern Pennsylvania's only State recognized film office with Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) membership and credentials. They want to rely on a local film commissioner who truly understands their needs and can make filming in the region a success. Offering unique local insights coupled with global production capabilities, the AFCI and its more than 300 Member Film Commissions are consistently regarded by the industry as top-notch, trusted resources. The Greater Erie Film Office is devoted to the business of facilitating film and television production activity, which generates billions of dollars annually. We provide invaluable tools for industry decision makers searching for the right location, production resources, and getting the most for every dollar spent.
We are pleased to provide professional assistance to production companies that are interested in, or have chosen, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County for a project.
Our services include:
- Assistance in obtaining permits where needed. Film permits are required for production projects on public property in Broward County. There is no fee for Broward film permits. Depending upon the scope of the project, specific permits may be necessary, such as: tent, pyrotechnic, firearm, or environmental. A Certificate of Insurance which additionally insures the municipality in which you choose to work is also required.
- Assistance in finding production-friendly accommodations
- Site tours and location suggestions
- Production offices and sound stages. Greater Fort Lauderdale was voted Best Studio and Warehouse Space in South Florida.
- Assistance in contacting local, state and federal agencies
- Crew and production service referrals
- Still photography and video
- Local contacts and introductions
- We provide a Preferred Production Pass (P3) for your executives and crew, with access to special values and offers from more than 50 local vendors, during your stay.
With our advanced connectivity through private fiber, it is time to rethink Hawaii Island for your post production needs. Take advantage of our tax credit for post, vfx, and utilize our remote collaboration tools!
For questions about the Illinois Film Services Tax Credit please contact Cesar.Lopez@Illinois.Gov.
Tax Credit Benefits
- 30% of the qualified Illinois Production Spending.
- 30% credit on Illinois salaries up to $100,000 per worker.
- Tax credit can be carried forward 5 years from when originally issued by IFO.
- The Illinois Film Tax Credit will not sunset until May 2021, and is renewable in 5-year increments, thereafter.
- Applicants will receive an additional 15% tax credit on salaries of individuals (making at least $1,000 in total wages) that live in an economically disadvantaged area (at least 13.8% unemployment).
This office is charged with the task of expediting all permit requests and ensuring both your production and our local community benefit mutually from the experience.