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The Complete Film Production Handbook, 4th Edition by Eve Light Honthaner

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Chapter 5

Incentives

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Incentives is one of the hottest new buzzwords in our industry, and you’ll hear it in questions like: “Which state or country is offering the best program right now?” “How much money can I save by shooting there?” “How much can I sell the tax credits for?” “How much will the bank loan me on the projected rebate or tax credit?” “How long will it take for me to get my money?”

Incentives have fostered an entire industry involving state and international governments, film commissions, CPAS, consultants, attorneys, bankers, payroll companies, studio and network executives and producers. Numerous positions have sprung up at studios, networks, law firms, payroll companies and consulting firms for incentive specialists. ...

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