United States - Alabama

NameUS - TX Moving Image Industry Incentive Program
FundTexas Film Commission
TypeProduction Incentive
Project typesFeature Films, TV series, TV single work, Computer games
Nature of projectFiction, Animation, Documentary
Annual budgetAlso available: tax exemption on items or services necessary and essential and used or consumed during the production if the project is commercially released
Funding calculation % of QE upto20
Funding calculation info5% for in-state spend of 250 000 USD - 1M USD / 10% for in-state spend of 1M USD - 3,5M USD / 20% for in-state spend of > 3,5M USD / Bonus: 2.5% if > 25% of TX production days occur in underutilized or economically distressed areas / Commercials and Reality Television capped at 10% base rate
Qualifying expenses infoGross wages and fringes must be paid to valid Texas residents / Cap of 1M USD on compensation paid to TX resident / Loan-out companies are accepted as long as the employee provides a valid Declaration of Texas Residency Form (DTR) / Producer labor is eligible provided the Producer is a Texas Resident
Nature of fundingSelective
Who can applyNational Production Company
Who can apply infoCompanies do not need to be registered in Texas
Other requirements70% of paid crew and 70% of paid cast members, including extras, must be Texas Residents for film and TV projects / 70% of combined crew and cast must be Texas Residents for Commercial and Video Game Projects
All year roundYes
When to apply infoApplication no earlier than 120 days prior and no later than 5PM, 5 days before the first day of the production / Meeting or conference call with team to go over any question about the programme / Audit documentation must be submitted within 60 days after final TX expenditure
RecoupableNot Recoupable
Tax typeCash Grant
Financial supportNational Productions, Coproductions, Foreign Productions
Minimum shooting days info60% of production days completed in Texas
Minimum local spending info250 000 USD minimum in-state spending for Film and TV / 100 000 USD minimum in-state spending for commercials
Individuals paying income tax inTexas
Service companies paying taxes inTexas
OtherAre not eligible: production service fee, overheads, contingency, financing costs and pass through companies

Contact Details

Name: Texas Film
Phone:+1 51 24 63 92 00