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Hawaii: Lights, Camera… Aloha!

December 2020 
While the entertainment industry continues to adjust to the post-Covid world, Hawaii is one of the first states to begin safely reopening for production. And who wouldn’t want to shoot in Hawaii?

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Georgia: A Hub for Film and TV Production

January 2019
Galvanized by a program of generous tax credits, Georgia has become one of the busiest film and television production centers in the country, with the state capital of Atlanta being frequently ranked as the busiest production city in the entire world.

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New Jersey: Garden State Makes a Comeback

January 2019
New Jersey’s long-anticipated film incentive program returns with hopes to lure productions from across the Hudson. The program now offers a transferable tax credit up to 37 percent on all qualified costs incurred in-state during preproduction, production and postproduction.

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New York: Productions Continue to Thrive

July 2018
New York State has one of the nation’s most generous tax credit programs for film and television production. And with New York City providing a tantalizing backstory of finance, fashion, art and 24/7 dynamics, it isn’t surprising production after production originate in the state.

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Hawaii: Aloha, Hollywood!

May 2018
Looking for your next exotic film location? Consider the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii offers a wide range of dramatic settings that are ideal for action-packed films like Jurassic World and Kong: Skull Island which have enthralled audiences with their portrayal of faraway lands and mythical wonders.

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Ohio: Generous Funding Cap Lures Productions

April 2018
The state has been enticing production companies to film in the Midwest by offering a generous incentive program, which includes a 30 percent tax credit on cast and crew wages and qualifying goods purchased or rented and consumed in-state.

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South Carolina: A Numbers Game

March 2018
The state’s film industry hit a landmark year by maxing out its incentives for the first time since the program began in 2007. Now, with a current slate of recurring series that provide industry jobs throughout the year, South Carolina can set its eyes on expanding their incentive program.

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Massachusetts: A Hidden Gem for Productions

February 2018
The state has seen consistent film activity over the years due to solid infrastructure provided by an experienced crew base and the preservation of distinctive architectural and geographical elements.

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North Carolina: Regaining Confidence

December 2017
With an incentive program offering a 25 percent refundable tax credit, no annual funding cap and a per project cap of $20 million, the state is attracting numerous Hollywood productions.

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