LocationEXPONews | January 2019
January 2019

Malta – Introducing A 40% Cash-Back Incentive


Malta is no newcomer to the international film scene. The strong film infrastructure, professional English-speaking film crews and world-renowned infinite-horizon water tanks, all make Malta a very attractive filming destination.

To top off another successful year, in 2019 Malta is proudly launching a 40% cash-back incentive scheme which will greatly assist international production companies and independent film-makers while shooting at our islands.


Back In Play: New Jersey Incentives Program


New Jersey comes roaring back to the incentives field this year with one of the more competitive programs on the Eastern seaboard… which is saying a lot. With the new application just recently published, it's the perfect time to get in on the potential 30-37% transferable tax credit offering in the Garden State. New Jersey sets itself apart from neighboring locales by having a different credit type, qualifying labor type and a few nuances that seek to differentiate it from other states' programs.


Estonia – The Best Kept Secret In Europe


Under Estonian Film Institute's incentive programme, feature films, tv series, documentaries and animated projects can receive a cash rebate of up to 30% based on locally incurred expenditures. With award winning world-class film crews, technological advancement and lower than average cost rate on goods and services, in addition to its wide range of period-friendly locations and natural beauty, Estonia's popularity is expected to soar exponentially over the coming years.


Fiji – A Filmmaker's Dream


Fiji is fast becoming the destination of choice for filmmakers thanks to its stunning locations and an impressive 47% film tax rebate. From white sandy beaches and pristine turquoise waters to rainforests, mountainous terrains, rivers and picturesque cityscapes, Fiji's locations have featured in renowned films and television series. Easily accessible locations, English-speaking local cast & crew and efficient service for filming approvals are a few reasons filmmakers return to shoot in Fiji.


San Diego: Where The Backlot Meets The Beach


San Diego is known for its breathtaking beaches, but there is so much more to discover. Find out why MovieMaker Magazine ranked San Diego in the top 15 cities to live and work as a moviemaker. Besides having film-friendly locations and additional incentives through the California Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0, San Diego offers streamlined, fee-free City/Port locations/permitting, talented crews/support services, and dedicated Film Office staff that are with you every step of the way.


Seoul, More Than Locations


Seoul, the capital city of Korea, is the hub of Korea's film industry where over 50% of all local films are shot every year. From beautiful nature and cultural heritage to great people and a cost-effective environment, Seoul offers much more than just locations. The Seoul Film Commission has been promoting this film-friendly environment. With the systematic support of the Seoul Metropolitan Government and other related agencies, we provide a variety of support to projects shot in Seoul, including up-to 30% cash rebate.


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