Currently production incentives are a key component of the finance plan of almost every film made. This chapter concisely and clearly reviews the entire U.S. and most of the major international production incentive programs available as of May 2010. Go to book website for updates.

Although tax incentives, subsidies, and other forms of governmental support have become an increasingly important feature of both domestic and foreign film production, uncertainty related to a state’s fiscal health, liquidity, or legislative prerogative can make it difficult to fully convert your incentive into cold, hard cash with which to produce the film. We recommend ...

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