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Grant Information

(This information has been updated as of 9/21/15 to reflect changes made by the NC General Assembly.  Please check back for additional updates and/or contact the NC Film Office for additional information)

As of January 2015, North Carolina has implemented a new Film and Entertainment Grant program. Funds from the Grant will serve as a rebate of up to 25% on qualified expenses/purchases of productions.

The guidelines for the film and entertainment grant are being updated in conjunction with the modification of the establishing statute of the grant.  A copy of original guidelines can be downloaded by clicking here.

Applications will begin being accepted as soon as the updated guidelines are finalized (anticipated late October).

Click below to download following forms:

NC Film Office Notification of Intent to Film

NC Department of Commerce Film and Entertainment Grant Application

Summary of North Carolina Grant Program

Incentive Type

Grant with up to 25% rebate

Per Project Cap

$5 million for feature films

$9 million for television series per season

$250,000 for commercials

Minimum Spend

$5 million for feature films

$1,000,000 per episode for television series

$250,000 for commercials

Annual Cap

$30 million per fiscal year (FY begins July 1)

Qualified Labor

First $1 million of each resident & nonresident qualify

Loan Out Withholding

Yes. 4%

Audit

NC-licensed independent certified public accountant to perform audit at cost to the production

Screen Credit Required

Yes, including a logo to be supplied by NC Film Office

Qualifying Expenses

Goods / Services / Compensation & Wages / Fringes / Per Diems / Living Expenses & Stipends

Qualifying Productions

Feature Films / Direct-to-Video / Episodic Television Series / Movies of the Week / Television Mini-Series / Reality Television / Commercials / Documentaries / Animation Productions / Webisodes

Application

First, complete the NC Film Office's "notification of intent to film" form, then the formal NC Department of Commerce Film and Entertainment Grant Application

State-Owned Property

Fee-free usage

Sunset Date

The Grant expires July 1, 2020.

However funds have only been allocated by the NC General Assembly for fiscal years 2015/16 & 2016/17 so far

Enacted Bill Numbers

S 744 (SL 2014-100) - establishing legislation

H 97 (SL 2015-241) - modification to establishing                                    legislation

 

Grant Information

(This information has been updated as of 9/21/15 to reflect changes made by the NC General Assembly.  Please check back for additional updates and/or contact the NC Film Office for additional information)

As of January 2015, North Carolina has implemented a new Film and Entertainment Grant program. Funds from the Grant will serve as a rebate of up to 25% on qualified expenses/purchases of productions.

The guidelines for the film and entertainment grant are being updated in conjunction with the modification of the establishing statute of the grant.  A copy of original guidelines can be downloaded by clicking here.

Applications will begin being accepted as soon as the updated guidelines are finalized (anticipated late October).

Click below to download following forms:

NC Film Office Notification of Intent to Film

NC Department of Commerce Film and Entertainment Grant Application

Summary of North Carolina Grant Program

Incentive Type

Grant with up to 25% rebate

Per Project Cap

$5 million for feature films

$9 million for television series per season

$250,000 for commercials

Minimum Spend

$5 million for feature films

$1,000,000 per episode for television series

$250,000 for commercials

Annual Cap

$30 million per fiscal year (FY begins July 1)

Qualified Labor

First $1 million of each resident & nonresident qualify

Loan Out Withholding

Yes. 4%

Audit

NC-licensed independent certified public accountant to perform audit at cost to the production

Screen Credit Required

Yes, including a logo to be supplied by NC Film Office

Qualifying Expenses

Goods / Services / Compensation & Wages / Fringes / Per Diems / Living Expenses & Stipends

Qualifying Productions

Feature Films / Direct-to-Video / Episodic Television Series / Movies of the Week / Television Mini-Series / Reality Television / Commercials / Documentaries / Animation Productions / Webisodes

Application

First, complete the NC Film Office's "notification of intent to film" form, then the formal NC Department of Commerce Film and Entertainment Grant Application

State-Owned Property

Fee-free usage

Sunset Date

The Grant expires July 1, 2020.

However funds have only been allocated by the NC General Assembly for fiscal years 2015/16 & 2016/17 so far

Enacted Bill Numbers

S 744 (SL 2014-100) - establishing legislation

H 97 (SL 2015-241) - modification to establishing                                    legislation

 

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