TEXAS MOVING IMAGE INDUSTRY INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Film and Television Projects

Feature Films
Documentaries
Episodic Television Series
Television Episodes
Television Movies
Miniseries
Reality Television
Interstitial Television Programming• Nationally Syndicated Talk Show

Program Overview

– Tiered incentive payments of 5% to 17.5% of eligible Texas spending or 8% to 29.25% of eligible wages paid to
Texas residents.*
– Option A to choose incentive calculation based on total in-state spending.*
– Option B to choose incentive calculation based on wages paid to Texas residents.*
– Possible bonus of 2.5% if 25% of production completed in underutilized area for Option A.
– Possible bonus of 4.25% if 25% of production completed in underutilized area for Option B.
– Texas spending can include eligible pre-production, production and post-production expenditures.
– No cap on incentive amount.

Total Qualifying

In-State Spending

Option A

(total Texas spend)

Option A +

Underutilized Area

Option B

(Texas Wages)

Option B +

Underutilized Area

$250K – $1M 5% 7.5% 8% 12.25%
$1M – $5M 10% 12.5% 17% 21.25%
$5M + 15% 17.25% 25% 29.25%
 

Minimum Qualifications

In addition to reviewing content and assessing the potential magnitude of the economic impact of the project in the State of Texas, the Texas Film Commission requires the following be satisfied:

– $250,000 in Texas spending.
– 60% of shooting days completed in Texas.
– 70% of paid crew must be Texas residents.
– 70% of paid cast (including extras) must be Texas residents.*

* except reality television and talk shows.