Georgia Film Incentives

April Billingsley (Sissy) and Brad Mills (Elijah) on set at Churchill's British Pub

April Billingsley (Sissy) and Brad Mills (Elijah) on the set of The Twelve Lives of Sissy Carlyle at Churchill’s British Pub

Film, Television and Digital Entertainment Tax Credit

Film, television and digital entertainment tax credits of up to 30 percent create significant cost savings for companies producing feature films, television series, music videos and commercials, as well as interactive games and animation.

Georgia’s Entertainment Industry Investment Act provides a 20 percent tax credit for companies that spend $500,000 or more on production and post-production in Georgia, either in a single production or on multiple projects.

The state grants an additional 10 percent tax credit if the finished project includes a promotional logo provided by the state. If a company has little or no Georgia tax liability, it can transfer or sell its tax credits.

The program is available for qualifying projects, including feature films, television series, commercials, music videos, animation and game development.

Highlights from the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act include the following:

  • 20% across the board, transferable flat tax credit with a minimum of $500,000 spent on qualified production and post production expenditures within Georgia
  • Additional 10% tax credit if a production company includes an imbedded Georgia promotional logo in the qualified feature film, TV series, music video or video game project
  • Provides same tax credits to all instate and out-of-state labor working in Georgia, plus standard fringes qualify
  • No limits or caps on Georgia spend; no sunset clause
  • For commercials and music videos, a production company may group multiple projects together to meet the $500,000 minimum spend on qualified expenditures

Information courtesy of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. For more information click here.

Other useful information can be found at The Georgia Production Partnership.