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Virginia has instituted an incentive program designed to support the state’s film production industry, while making the filming experience in Virginia as economical and efficient as possible for production entities that choose Virginia for their projects. Virginia offers also SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION....

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Film SF is part of the Mayor’s Office of Economic & Workforce Development that inspires, attracts and supports creative productions in San Francisco. We provide hands on permitting to a wide variety of projects, ranging from student films and still photography to feature films and television series....

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Created in 1979, the Oklahoma Film & Music Office attracts film, television, video, and music industries to Oklahoma for the promotion and growth of these industries within the state. This office strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers to the state.

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Oregon's history in the motion picture industry dates back to the silent film era. With over 400 feature films and television projects shot in Oregon since then (as well as hundreds of commercials), we can offer experienced crews, production support services, and a great variety of locations.

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To create a sustainable, truly indigenous industry, the Pennsylvania Film program is intended to : Foster economic growth and innovation in the film industry that is aligned with Pennsylvania’s economic needs and goals / Stem the decline and loss of jobs, wages and capacity in the film and film-related...

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From diverse landscapes to a solid crew base and low cost of living, Ohio offers a vast range of incentives for your next production. The Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit provides a refundable tax credit that equals 25 percent off in-state spend and non-resident wages and 35 percent in Ohio resident wages...

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North Carolina is world-renowned as a film-friendly state with minimal permitting and ready assistance throughout your production. The Film Office serves as your liaison with public and private interests as you work to secure locations and services for your production. It's main tools are a $10 million...

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NO INCENTIVE AT THIS TIME / The New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission is staffed by industry professionals. The Commission enjoys the full support of the Governor's Office, and state and local governments

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The New Mexico State Film Office serves the film and television industry locally, nationally and internationally. Our purpose is to market the state to this industry, service the productions and promote jobs for New Mexicans. We offer many resources to producers, film crew and local filmmakers. We...

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The Rhode Island Film & Television Office, a state agency under the Rhode Island Department of Administration, exists to promote Rhode Island as the ideal site for film and television projects, and to help our state's film and video artists, and others, benefit from their filmmaking experience in the...

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There are plenty of great reasons to shoot or post your next production in New York State and from pre-production to final cut, we will be your partner every step of the way. Whether it’s a subway shot, a historic village, a search for an award-winning vfx house or even a submarine-- we get the picture...

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To attract Film, TV and Digital Media Projects to shoot in St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida.

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The US Virgin Islands Film Promotion Office, created in 1973, is one of the oldest film commissions in America, a founding member of the AFCI and the first in the Caribbean. We pride ourselves as being a different kind of film commission — non-governmental in style, passionate and personal. We’re...

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Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501 (c)(6) organization that manages the state film and production incentive programs. Its mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington’s film industry. We do this...

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No incentive at this time. The Wyoming Film Office works hand-in-hand with the film, television and advertising industries bringing production into the state. It’s the Film Office’s function to foster interest in Wyoming among film makers, and once those film makers decide to shoot in-state, to...

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Our knowledgeable staff is here to assist your production with all of your filming needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from initial scouts and pre-production to principal photography and post-production. We provide professional and timely consulting to your production questions, and can assist...

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The Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program (TMIIIP) is designed to build the economy through the moving image industry and create jobs in Texas. TMIIIP provides qualifying film, television, commercial, visual effects and video game productions the opportunity to receive a cash grant based on...

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NO PRODUTION INCENTIVE / The New Hampshire Film & Television Office, as part of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources, works to expand business activity and employment throughout the state by acting as a liaison between the film industry and an established network of government agencies,...

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In Tennessee, we're committed to the film and music industry. Our investment hasn't changed since country music and rock-n-roll were bred in the corners of our state. No other state offers a diverse landscape or business climate that is deeply-rooted in film and music. From hosting four national music...

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South Carolina offers many forms of television and film production incentives. Combine cash rebates and film tax incentives to get the best value for your production.

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The Nevada Film Office (NFO) meets the needs of hundreds of productions annually, fielding questions in all realms of the entertainment industry; from film and television to music and other multimedia projects.

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NO INCENTIVE AVAILABLE (the program ended on June 30, 2016), ONLY SALES AND TAX EXEMPTION. The Florida Office of Film & Entertainment is a recognized leader in providing service and support to the entertainment industry. The Florida Office of Film & Entertainment builds, supports and markets Florida's...

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The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office’s knowledgeable, hands-on staff is here to help you make your next entertainment project a reality in our state. Since its creation in 1973, Georgia has been the location of choice for hundreds of film and television productions and one of the...

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Hawaii has been known as “Hollywood’s Tropical Backlot” — due in part to high-profile films ranging from South Pacific to Jurassic Park to Fifty First Dates , toPirates of the Caribbean and television productions like Hawaii Five-0, Magnum P.I., Lost, and The River. Hawaii has also competitive...

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To promote the film industry in the state.

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The Office of Film, Television and Digital Media supports and enhances Connecticut’s film, television and digital media industry. The Office of Film also administers the tax credit programs designed to incentivize the development of the industry here in Connecticut: Film Production Tax Credit, Film...

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With a statewide, team approach to production, Arkansas provides producers with seamless, single contact access to everything and everyone the state has to offer, ensuring the most efficient, effective and economical experience possible.

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California is home to the entertainment industry...and for good reason. We have the best weather (315 days of sunshine per year), the most diverse locations (from 840 miles of coastline to vast desert sand dunes, and everything in between), the most skilled crews and the world's best production infrastructure. $230...

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The Office of Film, Television & Media is here to connect filmmakers, animators, gamers & photographers from in-state and out-of-state to the resources they need for a successful project

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Illinois is a world class film destination! Beautiful locations, from iconic Chicago skyline and 58 mile lakefront to the gritty back alleys and unique historic neighborhoods. Illinois boasts breathtaking natural vistas, rivers, prairies, industrial centers, picturesque farmland and small towns seemingly...

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Kentucky makes film location scouting easy with mountains, lakes, cityscapes and other great locations for filming. Competitive film production incentives and a stable of talented crew members make a good deal even better, but our greatest asset is the "Unbridled Spirit" of our people. We can help with...

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Attract production to Minnesota through the Snowbate incentive program / Market Minnesota's talent, crew and production infrastructure in the Minnesota Production Directory / Maintain an extensive statewide digital location photo database / Develop and sustain relationships with independent producers...

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From initial contact to wrap, you can expect the assistance of the Mississippi Film Office: location scouting and research; pre-production help with casting, extras, crew, equipment; trouble-shooting during production and wrap; we will work with you every step of the way. And we have one of the strongest...

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The Montana Film Office is an award winning office of film and PR professionals. The office has been seated with a dedicated staff committed to serving the production industry and serving the citizens of Montana. The primary role of the Montana Film Office is three fold: 1) to promote the state of Montana...

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NO INCENTIVE AT THIS TIME / The Michigan Film Office was created in 1979 to assist and attract incoming production companies and to promote the growth of our indigenous industry.

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Massachusetts provides filmmakers with a highly competitive package of tax incentives: a 25% production credit, a 25% payroll credit, and a sales tax exemption. Sunset date 2023

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Louisiana is one of the top destinations in the world for motion picture production. With state-of-the-art facilities, a wealth of talent, film-friendly communities and a competitive incentive program, Louisiana is the perfect location for your next production.

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The Maine Film Office is a division of the Maine Office of Tourism and the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development. The film office helps bring film, television and other media projects to Maine; works to expand and improve Maine's in-state production industry; and helps all Maine made...

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The Maryland Film Office is a marketing arm of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Our mission is to attract feature film, television, video and commercial production to shoot on-location in the state of Maryland

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In order to promote the development of the entertainment industry in Alabama, the Alabama Film Office is authorized to award up to $20 million each year in incentives to production companies that produce certain projects in Alabama. This legislation, which was passed in 2009, is currently codified as...

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Visitors to the United States must obtain a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or Visa Waiver Program countries / Visa exemption: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau / Visa Waiver Program: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom / Visitors may stay for 90 days in the United States which also includes the time spent in Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, or the islands in the Caribbean if the arrival was through the United States.
For more details please consult: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html

In order o work in US workpermits are necessary. There are several types including those for entertainers (P1-P3).

Filming permits are issued in each state by a governmennt body or an NGO; It can sometimes be issued directly by a city council.

An ATA carnet is valid for one year from the date of its issuance.

In the United States, currently, there is no federal value-added tax (VAT) on goods or services. Instead, sales tax is common in most US states.

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