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The Producer's Business Handbook, 4th Edition by Anne Marie Gillen, John J. Lee Jr.

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Chapter 7Production Incentives

Introduction

Production incentives should be considered a crucial component of each project’s production financing plan, now most covering almost every conceivable form of entertainment media. They are the lowest cost of money, with the notable exceptions of government grants and crowd funding, each of which are typically a low proportional budget amount (see Chapters 4 and 6). Production incentives are typically 20 percent to 40 percent of the qualified spend of your production budget and if they allow combining with other programs can exceed half of a project’s production funding.

This chapter introduces these important worldwide resources, their various types and qualifications. In tandem with this chapter, ...

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