6.19.2011

Incentives to Shooting and Producing in New York



KEY POINT:
Seek to take advantage of these incentives from the DEVELOPMENT stage. Make sure to tie them to your business plan, filmmaking and fundraising strategies and you will make your investors more willing to invest in your production because they will recognize your professionalism in recognizing and exploiting these opportunities.  You can also find all this information here

“Made in NY” Incentive Program
New York City’s “Made in NY” Incentive Program offers film and television productions a slate of opportunities that make it more attractive than ever to shoot in the five boroughs, featuring incentives and discounts - along with expanded customer services for production, including NYC's marketing credit, cultural benefit, vendor discounts, logo, concierge service, expanding facilities and labor enhancements.

The New York State Film Production Tax Credit
The New York State Film Production tax credit program provides qualifying film and television productions a 30% credit for qualified production expenditures. All eligible productions shot in New York City may qualify for this program.  In August 2010 new legislation extended the program through 2014, allocating $420 million per year.  To learn more about the credit, contact the New York State Governor's Office for Motion Picture and Television Development at 212-803-2330 or visit the website at www.nylovesfilm.com.
For basic information on New York’s tax credit program for qualified film and television productions, click here.


Sales Tax Exemption
Most goods and services used for the manufacture of a film are exempt from Sales tax.  For information, instructions and applications for claiming the sales tax exemption for film production, click here.

Vendor Discount Program
The “Made in NY” Vendor Discount Card is available to productions working in New York City and offers discounts at hundreds of local businesses throughout the five boroughs.

Federal incentives: Information about the American Jobs Creation Act.



Film Grants: Available funding for media and entertainment artists.


Theatre incentives: Information on rent tax exemptions for the first 52 weeks of qualified theatre productions in parts of Manhattan.

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