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Illinois

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

35 ILCS 16

Illinois Film Office

Christine Dudley, Director

100 W. Randolph Street, Suite 3-400

Chicago, IL 60601

312.814.3600

film@illinois.gov

www.film.illinois.gov

Incentive

30-45% Transferable Tax Credit

Project Criteria

30%

30%

$100K ($50K for 30 minutes or less)

None

$100K

Qualified Spend/Bonus

30% on qualified expenditures including, but not limited to:

  • Labor (resident only)
  • Select Fringes
  • Workers Comp/Handling Fees
  • Equipment
  • Post
  • Travel (in-state only)
  • Shipping (in-state only)
  • Hotel
  • Insurance
  • Legal Fees
  • Working Meals
  • Food/Catering/Entertainment
  • Wrap Party/Crew Gifts

15% of Illinois labor expenditures generated by employment of residents of high poverty levels.

Program Guidelines

None

May 5, 2021

Yes

Yes

5 Years

Additional Considerations

No

Production Resources
  • Sounds Stages
  • Post Facilities

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