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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, TEXAS FILM COMMISSION
1100 San Jacinto Blvd, Suite 3-410, Austin, TX 78701, http://www.texasfilmcommission.com
HEATHER PAGE, DIRECTOR
Phone: 512-463-9200, Fax:512-463-4114, film@governor.state.tx.us

INCENTIVE

TYPE OF
INCENTIVE

REFUNDABLE/
TRANSFERABLE/
CARRY FORWARD

PER
PROJECT
CAP

MINIMUM
SPEND

ANNUAL
CAP

QUALIFIED
LABOR

LOAN OUT WITHHOLDING / REGISTRATION

SCREEN
CREDIT
REQUIRED

CPA
AUDIT
REQUIRED

SUNSET
DATE

ENACTED BILL NUMBER

5% - 20%*
+2.5%**

Grant

Yes/No/No

No Cap

$250k
Film/TV
$100k
Comm/Video

$95M
For Biennium
Ending
8/31/2015

1st $1M of
Each Resident

No/No

Yes

Yes***

NA

H 873

*Projects with in-state spend of: $250,000 but less than $1 million earn 5%; $1 million but less than $3.5 million earn 10%; and, $3.5 million or more earn 20%. **25% of total shooting days must take place in an Underutilized or Economically Distressed Area (UEDA) of Texas to earn an additional 2.5%. ***A CPA audit is required if the grant is $300,000 or more.

Requirements: Electronically submit an application package to Texas Film Commission no earlier than 60 days and no later than 5pm Central Time five business days PRIOR to the first day of principal photography; complete at least 60% of shooting days in Texas; at least 70% of the total number of paid crew must be Texas residents; at least 70% of the total number of paid cast, including extras, must be Texas residents; and, meet the minimum in-state spending requirement of at least $250,000 for film, television and visual effects projects for film or television ($250,000 per season for episodic television series) or $100,000 for commercials, video games and visual effects projects for commercials.

    

Summary: This program is not administered on a first-come, first-served basis. The film commission will assess the economic impact of the project. Texas offers qualified projects a rebate of 5% - 20% based on the total Texas spending criteria set out above (which includes the first $1 million of each resident’s wage). Projects that complete at least 25% of their total shooting days in the UEDA of Texas are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% of total in-state spending. The additional 2.5% applies to all eligible spending in all areas of Texas; it is not restricted to the spending in the UEDA. A qualifying reality television or talk show project with total Texas spending of: at least $250,000 but less than $1 million will earn 5%; $1 million or more will earn 10% plus 2.5% for the UDEA incentive (if qualified). A qualifying commercial with total Texas spending of: at least $100,000 but less than $1 million will earn 5%; $1 million or more will earn 10% plus 2.5% for the UDEA incentive (if qualified).

Qualified Spend: Qualified spend includes: the first $1 million of wages paid to each Texas resident for work performed in Texas; and, payments made to companies domiciled in Texas for goods and services used in Texas that are directly attributable to the physical production. Expenditures related to gross wages; per diem; employer paid FICA, SUI and FUI; pension health and welfare contributions; and, paid vacation and holiday are all included for the purposes of calculating the $1 million wage limitation.



SAN ANTONIO FILM COMMISSION
203 S. St. Mary's, 2nd Floor, San Antonio, TX 89205, http://www.filmsanantonio.com
DREW MAYER-OAKES, DIRECTOR
Phone: 210-207-6730, Fax:210-207-4526, drew@filmsanantonio.com

INCENTIVE

TYPE OF
INCENTIVE

REFUNDABLE/
TRANSFERABLE/
CARRY FORWARD

PER
PROJECT
CAP

MINIMUM
SPEND

ANNUAL
CAP

QUALIFIED
LABOR

LOAN OUT WITHHOLDING / REGISTRATION

SCREEN
CREDIT
REQUIRED

CPA
AUDIT
REQUIRED

SUNSET
DATE

ENACTED BILL NUMBER

2.5%

Rebate

Yes/No/No

No Cap

$250k Film/TV

$250k*
Per Fiscal Year
(10/1 - 9/30)

1st $1M of
Each Resident

No/No

Yes

No

NA**

See Guidelines

*Unused funds from the previous allocation can be rolled over to the next year and the cap will increase accordingly. **Subject to yearly review.

Requirements: Apply PRIOR to the twelfth day of principal photography; be approved for the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program (TMIIIP) PRIOR to the second day of principal photography; secure production budget before applying; 80% of the principal photography days must occur within the Greater San Antonio Metropolitan area, defined as within the counties of Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson; principal production office and primary hotel accommodations must be within City of San Antonio city limits; include required logo and text in the screen credits; and, submit other documentation as required.

    

Summary: This program is not administered on a first-come, first-served basis. The Supplemental San Antonio Film Incentive (SSAI) committee will assess the economic impact of the project, the benefit to the city for tourism and whether the production portrays San Antonio in a positive light. Qualified projects will receive a rebate equal to 2.5% of approved Texas spend (as verified by the Texas Film Commission). This incentive is in addition to the TMIIIP provided by the state and will be distributed after the TMIIIP has been awarded.

Qualified Spend: Qualified spend includes: the first $1 million of wages paid to each Texas resident for work performed in Texas; and, payments made to companies domiciled in Texas for goods and services used in Texas that are directly attributable to the physical production. Expenditures related to gross wages; per diem; employer paid FICA, SUI and FUI; pension health and welfare contributions; and, paid vacation and holiday are all included for the purposes of calculating the $1 million wage limitation.