Economic Development: Incentive Programs
Once upon a time, it was possible to market a film destination based on the beauty of your locations, the depth and quality of your film infrastructure and your charming, persuasive personality. Those days are largely gone. Today, there’s rarely a phone call you’ll receive that does not open with the words: “What incentives do you offer?” How you answer that question can determine how successful you are in attracting in production to your area. So what ARE Film Incentives? How do they work? Why are they necessary? What will you need to do in order to build a competitive film incentive program in your area?