LocationEXPONews | March 2019
March 2019

The Word Is Out About Filming In New Jersey!


The production industry is beating a path to NJ thanks to the state's new 30-37% tax credit. Warner Bros. transformed Newark & Jersey City into Gotham filming scenes for “Joker,” while NBC retrofitted the IZOD Center at the Meadowlands for new series “The Enemy Within.” Steven Gorelick, the Commission Executive Director, maintains this is just the beginning, “2019 promises to be a record year for production.”


Kentucky Offers Some Of The Most Diverse Scenery In The Country


The Southern Kentucky Film Commission is here to make the business of film making easier. We are Kentucky's biggest backlot! Whether your next production is a feature film, or television series, our commission serves as your liaison with local communities. We'll help you make connections and find the services and resources needed to make your project a success. Our friendliness & southern hospitality will bring you back again and again. Come discover for yourself why we're the perfect region for your production. It's better in the bluegrass and we are not that far!


Los Angeles: The World's Premier Production Destination


Over 100+ years, Greater Los Angeles has hosted thousands of film and TV projects. That's because it's all here: experienced collaborators, production infrastructure, skilled crews, and diverse locations. Each day, more than 120 different production companies invest in L.A.'s economy by filming in area communities. With support from FilmLA, your one-stop solution for film permitting, production planning, and community relations, your next creative venture is ready to take shape in Los Angeles.


Alabama: Hidden Incentive Gem of Hollywood South


With a relatively low minimum spend of $500k and a competitive refundable tax credit, Alabama has the attention of independent producers weighing their options in “Hollywood South.” The state offers a refundable tax credit of 25% on local spend and non-resident in-state labor. Resident hires garner an even heftier 35% incentive. But why has this program become particularly attractive for indies?


The Variety Of Locations & A 30% Cash Rebate – All In Poland!


A brand new 30% cash rebate is available for feature films, animations, documentaries and series produced in Poland. The scheme is based on the “first come, first served” principle and is managed by the Polish Film Institute.

In addition to the Incentives, Poland offers experienced and English-speaking crews and state-of-the-art facilities, the charm of historic towns, the architectural richness of cities and the diversity of nature: wild coastlines, primeval forests, Alpine-like mountains. All ready to film!


Kentucky Hits The Mark!


The Kentucky Film Office was established to support and promote film making in the different regions of our beautiful Commonwealth. Kentucky offers a wide variety of location options, substantial, experienced crew and abundant resources from Pikeville to Paducah. Historic architecture and neighborhoods, along with scenic farmland and iconic structures, dot our landscape. Urban skylines and cityscapes, as well as, more inter-coastal waterways than any state east of the Mississippi River, are available within our borders as well. But what really sets us apart is the southern hospitality that's always on tap. Whether TV or feature length film, our film friendly communities will strive to meet your production needs. Kentucky Hits The Mark!


Arizona's New Film Incentives Create “Reel Savings”


“Reel Savings” is a public/private sector partnership that provides “real savings” in your production costs. The uncapped, no auditing required programs offers: free use of state roads and parks, pre-negotiated discounts with hotels, rental vehicles, restaurants, and cash rebates paid in 30 days from the state's major equipment vendors. For projects under $10 million this program is an innovative alternative to tax credits.


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