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Virginia

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

Virginia Film Office

Andy Edmunds, Director

901 East Byrd Street

Richmond, VA 23219

804.545.5530

aedmunds@virginia.org

www.film.virginia.org

Incentive

15-40% Refundable Tax Credit/Rebate or Grant

Project Criteria

25-35%

25-35%

15%

15%

$250K (tax credit); None (grant)

None

First $1M counts as qualifying spend

50% on principal photography

Qualified Spend/Bonus

15% on qualified expenditures including, but not limited to:

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

Expenses must be paid for in the state of VA.

  • 5% tax credit if filming in an economically distressed area.
  • 10-20% tax credit on payroll for VA residents.
  • 10% tax credit for each first-time film industry employee.
Program Guidelines

$6.5M (tax credit); $250K (grant)

December 31, 2018

Yes

Yes

Additional Considerations

Yes

Production must be fully funded with a multi-market distribution contract.

Applications must be approved before start of principal photography.

Must go into pre-production within 90 days of approval.

Production Resources
  • Production Facilities
  • Post Facilities
  • 2 Deep Crew

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