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Pennsylvania

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • 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

Pennsylvania Film Office

Carrie Fischer Lepore, Commissioner

400 North Street, 4th Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17120

717.783.3456

ra-film@pa.gov

www.filminPA.com

Incentive

25-30% Transferable Tax Credit

Project Criteria

25%

25%

60% of production

$15M (ATL)

Qualified Spend/Bonus

25% on qualified expenditures including, but not limited to:

  • Labor (resident and non-resident)
  • Select Fringes
  • Workers Comp/Handling Fees
  • Equipment
  • Post
  • Travel (in-state only)
  • Shipping (in-state only)

5% for using a qualified production facility and meeting minimum staging requirements.

Program Guidelines

$65M

None

Yes

Yes

3 Years

Additional Considerations

Yes

Application must be filed 90 days before start of principal.

Application fee for productions spend > $1M = 00.20% of estimated tax credit ($10K Cap.)

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