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States and countries aggressively entice productions to shoot in their region by offering tax incentives. Whether you’re working on a low budget independent film or a studio block buster, incentive programs are essentially free money, often giving you as much as 35% of your budget back to you.
In this module you will learn how to take advantage of tax incentives, the difference between rebates and credits, how to convert credits into money, what to expect during the auditing process, and how to collect your money.  Learn what the studios and networks have knows for years, and stretch your budget farther with tax incentive programs.


  • 21:54 video that walks you through popular tax incentive programs and how to take advantage of them
  • Illustrated companion guide
  • List of all current tax incentives


  • What is a tax incentive
  • What is the difference between a tax rebate and a tax credit
  • How you can convert a tax credit into money
  • How tax incentives can help finance your production
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