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Hawaii

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Interactive Media/Video Games
  • Webisodes
  • Talk Shows
  • Game Shows
  • Live Events
  • Commercials

Location Production Needs

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Snow
  • Tropical
  • Beaches/Ocean
  • Mountains
  • Lakes/Rivers
  • Deserts
  • Forests
  • City

Legislation

HRS §235‑17

Hawaii Film Office

Donne Dawson, State Film Commissioner

P.O. Box 2359

Honolulu, HI 96804

808.586.2570

info@hawaiifilmoffice.com

www.filmoffice.hawaii.gov/

Incentive

20-25% Refundable Tax Credit

Project Criteria

20-25%

20-25%

$200K

$15M

None

Qualified Spend/Bonus

20% on qualified expenditures including, but not limited to:

  • Labor (resident and non-resident)
  • Equipment
  • Post
  • Travel (in-state and out-of-state)
  • Shipping (in-state and out-of-state)
  • Hotel
  • Insurance
  • Working Meals
  • Food/Catering/Entertainment

5% for production in county with population less than 700,000.

Program Guidelines

None

December 31, 2018

Yes

No

Additional Considerations

Yes

Production must provide evidence of reasonable efforts to hire local talent and crew.

Program is administered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Submit final Hawaii Production Report after completing production.

Production Resources
  • Sound Stages
  • Post Facilities
  • VFX

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